On Biblical Hebrew Temporality

Tal Goldfajn

in Word Order and Time in Biblical Hebrew Narrative

Published in print July 1998 | ISBN: 9780198269533
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683671 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Theological Monographs

On Biblical Hebrew Temporality

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This chapter examines the unique encounter offered in biblical Hebrew (BH) studies between the distinct disciplines of linguistics and theology. It suggests that the temporal interpretation of the classical BH verb forms may be more fully understood if their role in biblical narrative is analysed and that the fundamental temporal meanings of the verb forms are associated with their particular role in the structuring of the text. This chapter also provides a discussion of the historical explanations of the origins of the Hebrew verbal system.

Keywords: biblical Hebrew; Hebrew verb; linguistics; theology; biblical narrative; verb forms

Chapter.  10609 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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