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Bibil Identifier bibil:202804
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Diachronic Aspects of Narrative Wayhi in Biblical Hebrew
Author Joosten, Jan
Journal Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages (Volume: 35, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 43-61 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In the debate on the development and history of the Hebrew language in the biblical period, many syntactical features remain to be described in detail. In the present paper one such feature, the narrative use oj wayhi followed by a temporal phrase and a main clause, is analysed. What comes to light indicates that LBH authors knew narrative wayhi from the study of CBH texts, hut that it was not an organic component of their language. Thus the analysis of this feature strengthens the chronological approach to Biblical Hebrew.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Hebrew : History of the Language
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