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Bibil Identifier bibil:213514
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Semantics and the Semantics of ברא
Title (English, ) A Rejoinder to the Arguments Advanced by B. Becking and M. Korpel
Author van Wolde, Ellen
Author Rezetko, Robert
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 11, Issue: 9)
Undefined link To Create, to Separate or to Construct: An Alternative for a Recent Proposal as to the Interpretation of ברא in Gen 1:1–2:4a
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 1-39 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Becking and Korpel argued that ברא should be construed as “to construct.” Van Wolde and Rezetko respond to their arguments with a critical review of earlier biblical studies, reflections on biblical and extra-biblical semantics including studies of verbs expressing “separation-events,” etymological studies including evidence from Samaritan texts, and a more complete analysis of various Biblical Hebrew verbs and proper names. These studies lead to the conclusion that Van Wolde's proposal that ברא should be construed as “to spatially separate” remains a viable explanation for the semantics of this verb.
Terms בָּרָא ברא
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