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Bibil Identifier bibil:246503
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Phonological Patterns in the Hebrew Bible: A Century of Studies in Sound
Author Keefer, Arthur
Journal Currents in Biblical Research (Volume: 15, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Language English
Pages 41-64 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article traces the history of scholarship on sound patterns in the Hebrew Bible. Beginning in the nineteenth century, studies devoted to biblical Hebrew phonological patterns or devices entertain questions and debates that continue for over a century. Many works contribute concepts, frameworks, definitions and typologies to the phonic repertoire. Others employ such tools by identifying, organizing and explaining sounds in the biblical texts themselves. These two sides of scholarship—theory and application—characterize the field and include recurring questions of how to classify or define sound patterns, and also how to determine sound’s function. This article attends to the landmark studies and turning points from 1865 to 2015, especially underscoring the various terminologies. It is structured according to key scholars and by decades that share a common approach.
DOI 10.1177/1476993X16644422
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Hebrew : Themes : Phonology
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