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Bibil Identifier bibil:205262
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Cause or Value? Problems in the Understanding of Gen 9,6a
Author Zehnder, Markus
Journal Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (Volume: 122, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Year (Second publication) 2010
Language English
Pages 81-89 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Genesis 9,6a, mostly translated as »Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed«, has often been understood as a divine ordinance prescribing the death penalty for (intentional) murderers. Others have proposed to interpret the preposition beth not as a beth causae, but as a beth pretii. This article seeks to demonstrate that the linguistic categories of causation and value that must be distinguished in most Western languages can effectively be combined in biblical Hebrew in the use of the preposition beth.
DOI 10.1515/ZAW.2010.007
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Hebrew : Themes : Syntax
Pericopes Genesis 9,6
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