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Bibil Identifier bibil:202887
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Function of the Tautological Infinitive in Classical Biblical Hebrew
Author Kim, Yoo-Ki
Series Harvard Semitic Studies (Volume: 60)
Review article The Infinitive Absolute Reconsidered: Review Article
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SDA 55415/60
Place 221.021
Publishing house Eisenbrauns
Place Winona Lake, Indiana
ISBN 978-1-57506-934-0
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xv Pages
151 Pages
height in cm 23,5
Genre Original
Abstract One of the intriguing and insufficiently understood features of Biblical Hebrew is the use of an infinitive form alongside a finite verb of the same root. The function of this construction has generally been understood as serving to provide some kind of emphasis. However, neither translations nor grammars are consistently able to explain what is being emphasized by the use of this construction. This volume, which is a revision of the author’s Ph.D. dissertation at the Johns Hopkins University (2006), examines the tautological infinitive construction in Classical Biblical Hebrew (that is, the Hebrew written during the First Temple Period, more or less equivalent to the material in Genesis–2 Kings, excluding "P") in order to give a coherent and consistent explanation of its function. In a final chapter, Kim discusses the use of the tautological infinitive in Classical Biblical Hebrew in relation to its use in non-Classical biblical texts and Semitic languages in order to set it in a broader context.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Hebrew : Themes : Infinitive
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-West Semitic
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