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Bibil Identifier bibil:202360
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Tawḥīd
Title (English, ) The Language and Structure of Unknown Samaritan Poems
Author Florentin, Moshe
Journal Hebrew Union College Annual (Volume: 77)
Year (Publication) 2006
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2006
Year (Copyright) 2006
Year (Reference) 2006
Year (Second publication) 2006
Language English
Pages 167-178 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In this paper I present several samples of a hitherto unknown type of Samaritan liturgical poem called Tawhid. Written in Samaritan Hebrew and Aramaic, the main motif of these poems is "to declare God to be one; to profess belief in the unity of God" (which is one of the uses of the Arabic word ڌوحيد). Most of the Tawhid po­ems share several marks and characters: i. each poem carries the title Tawhid always written in Samaritan characters: xxx / Hebrew: תוחיד and 2. most of the poems consist of five or six stanzas, each including four feet; 3. each stanza is graphically presented by two lines (rather than four). All the poems of this genre are anonymous and do not include any direct indication as to their date of composition. However, a time which is not earlier than the twelfth century can be deduced from the several language styles of the poems.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-West Semitic : Aramaic : Late Aramaic : Western Aramaic : Samaritan
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-West Semitic : Aramaic
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