Appropriating Redundancy. Clause Relationships

Alexander Samely

in Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780198270317
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683978 | DOI:
Appropriating Redundancy. Clause Relationships

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This chapter argues that apparently redundant items of the biblical wording can be made to complement each other by distribution of semantically or numerically matching paradigms of the Mishnaic discourse. In interpreting syntactic links between clauses, there is a tendency to transform purely links into those of causal or final dependency. The chapter also notes that quantitative correspondence sometimes carries the interpretation as a whole, because one-to-one correspondences can only be established for some, not all, biblical elements. There are further resources which address the division of biblical sentences into smaller units, or the syntactical relationship between neighboring and conjoined clauses. The final section of the chapter is concerned with resources which endow certain syntactic structures, which it calls SYNTAX.

Keywords: SYNTAX; syntactic structures; quantitative correspondence; syntactic links; biblical sentences; redundant items

Chapter.  15400 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies ; Biblical Studies

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