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Bibil Identifier bibil:202793
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Omnipresent in Narratives, Disputed Among Grammarians: Some Contributions to the Understanding of wayyiqtol and Their Underlying Paradigms
Author Granerød, Gard
Journal Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (Volume: 121, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 418-434 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The author discusses some recent contributions to the question of the syntactical function of the wayyiqtol form (the so-called impf. cons.) which is characteristic for Biblical Hebrew narratives (Waltke/O'Connor and Joüon/Muraoka on the one hand and Niccacci on the other). He considers particularly the linguistic paradigms that underlie the contributions (»comparative linguistics« and »textual linguistics«). He criticizes the etymological explanation offered by Waltke/O'Connor, at the same time arguing that Niccacci's textual linguistic model should be modified. Finally, he tentatively suggests using the predominantly paratactic syntax of the LXX narratives as a model for modern bible translations. Accordingly, the monotonous chains of wayyiqtol initial clauses in the Hebrew narratives should be rendered by coordinated clauses in the modern target languages.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Hebrew : Themes : Syntax
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