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Bibil Identifier bibil:247592
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Archaic Verbal Conjugations in Exod. 15.2–18, 21 and Deut. 32.1–43: Their Rendering in the Targums
Author Tsolin, Dmytro
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 15, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Language English
Pages 44-77 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Rendering Hebrew archaic verbal forms was a challenging task for the targumists who translated biblical poetry into Aramaic. Their translational technique reveals at least three aspects of morphosyntax of the verbs in the poetical discourse in Middle and Late Aramaic: a) diachronic shifts in the use of suffix (qtl) and prefix (yqtl) conjugations; b) an influence of the interpretation and the practice of oral recitation of the targums on the choice of verbal forms; and c) correlation between semantic connotations of the verbal conjugations and their aesthetic functions. In some cases, the authors of the targums simplified the semantic spectrum of the archaic conjugations in the parallel verse structure, but in others they attempted to render these verbal forms correctly. Their choice was caused by both interpretative and aesthetic tasks.
DOI 10.1163/17455227-01501004
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Hebrew : Themes : Verb
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Targums
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible Translation : Methodology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-West Semitic : Aramaic : Late Aramaic : Western Aramaic : Judean-Palestinian Aramaic
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