Temporal Relations within the Two Basic Set-Ups

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

Temporal Relations within the Two Basic Set-Ups

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This chapter examines how the basic relations of anteriority, simultaneity, and posteriority between different events are realized within each temporal set-up in a number of classical biblical Hebrew (BH) narrative texts. It identifies the common verb order sequences commonly employed to convey anteriority, simultaneity, and posteriority in the basic temporal set-ups. It provides examples to show how some common verb forms are used in narrative to express temporal relations.

Keywords: temporal relations; biblical Hebrew; anteriority; simultaneity; posteriority; classical narrative; verb order

Chapter.  1757 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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