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Bibil Identifier bibil:232201
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Textual Corruptions, or Linguistic Phenomena?
Title (English, ) The Cases in 2 Samuel (MT)
Author Tsumura, D.T.
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 64, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Language English
Pages 135-145 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The MT of the Books of Samuel has usually been taken as textually corrupt due to scribal errors. However, many often advocated textual emendations can be seen as unnecessary when one understands the linguistic nature of the unusual forms. Some of the cases in 2 Samuel may be explained as phonetic spellings, such as omission of aleph (e.g. 20:5, 9), assimilations (e.g. 5:13a; 13:16; 18:3, 12), metathesis (20:14; 22:46), and sandhi (22:40; 23:9, 20, 21). Another example is aposiopesis in direct speech (13:16; also 1 Sam 1:22). Furthermore, new understandings of linguistic phenomena such as the "vertical grammar" of poetic parallelism (Ps 18:11; cf. 2 Sam 22:12) and discourse grammar, especially the sequence of the verbal forms in Hebrew narrative prose (e.g. 2 Sam 4:5-7) can aid analysis.
DOI 10.1163/15685330-12301140
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Textual Criticism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Parallelism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Former Prophets : Samuel : 2 Samuel
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