New Perspectives in Biblical and Rabbinic Hebrew - cover image

Book Series

Copyright

Aaron D. Hornkohl; Geoffrey Khan

Published On

2021-04-06

ISBN

Paperback978-1-80064-164-8
Hardback978-1-80064-165-5
PDF978-1-80064-166-2

Language

  • English

Print Length

806 pages (xl+766)

Dimensions

Paperback156 x 41 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.6" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 43 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1.69" x 9.21")

Weight

Paperback2451g (86.46oz)
Hardback2863g (100.99oz)

Media

Illustrations2

OCLC Number

1247662161

LCCN

2020447281

BIC

  • HRCG
  • CFF
  • CFP

BISAC

  • REL006020
  • LAN009010

Keywords

  • Hebrew language studies
  • Biblical Hebrew
  • Rabbinic Hebrew
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New Perspectives in Biblical and Rabbinic Hebrew

Most of the papers in this volume originated as presentations at the conference Biblical Hebrew and Rabbinic Hebrew: New Perspectives in Philology and Linguistics, which was held at the University of Cambridge, 8–10th July, 2019. The aim of the conference was to build bridges between various strands of research in the field of Hebrew language studies that rarely meet, namely philologists working on Biblical Hebrew, philologists working on Rabbinic Hebrew and theoretical linguists. This volume is the published outcome of this initiative. It contains peer-reviewed papers in the fields of Biblical and Rabbinic Hebrew that advance the field by the philological investigation of primary sources and the application of cutting-edge linguistic theory. These include contributions by established scholars and by students and early career researchers.

Table of Contents

Contents
Contributors
Preface

Aaron D. Hornkohl and Geoffrey Khan


Abstracts
The Alphabetic Revolution, Writing Systems, and Scribal Training in Ancient Israel

Aaron Koller


Hissing, Gnashing, Piercing, Cracking: Naming Vowels in Medieval Hebrew

Nick Posegay


III-y Imperatives in Ancient Hebrew

Steven E. Fassberg


Frequency, Analogy, and Suppletion: √hlk in the Semitic Languages

Jorik (F. J.) Groen


On the Morphology of the Guttural Verbs in Sephardic Traditions in the Early Modern Period

Ariel Gabbay


Comparative Semitic and Hebrew Plural Morphemes

Na’ama Pat-El


Proper Names as Predicates in Biblical Hebrew

Elisheva Jeffay


The Shift from the Biblical Hebrew Far Demonstrative ההוא to Mishnaic Hebrew אותו

Chanan Ariel


Biblical Hebrew Short Yiqṭol and the ‘Consecutive Tenses’

Bo Isaksson


The Rise of Wayyiqṭol

Elizabeth Robar


Notes on the Lengthened Imperfect Consecutive in Late Biblical Hebrew

Ambjörn Sjörs


The Coding of Discourse Dependency in Biblical Hebrew Consecutive Weqaṭal and Wayyiqṭol

Geoffrey Khan


A Tense Question: Does Hebrew Have a Future?

Aaron D. Hornkohl


On Pragmatics and Grammar in Biblical Hebrew: Predicate Adjectives and Stative Verbs

Ethan Jones


Nifʿal Verbs in the Book of Genesis and Their Contribution to Meaning

Ellen van Wolde


הָיָה in Biblical Hebrew

Daniel Wilson


The Coordination of Biblical Hebrew Finite Verb Forms and Infinitives in Comparative Semitic and Typological Perspective

Lutz Edzard


Parts of Speech in Biblical Hebrew Time Phrases: A Cognitive-Statistical Analysis

Cody Kingham


Polysemous Adverbial Conjunctions in Biblical Hebrew: An Application of Diachronic Semantic Maps

Christian Locatell


Differentiating Left Dislocation Constructions in Biblical Hebrew

Cynthia L. Miller-Naudé and Jacobus A. Naudé


Biblical Hebrew and Cognitive Linguistics: A General Orientation

Christo H. J. van der Merwe


From לוּ חַ to סֵפֶר and Back: An Episode in Biblical Hebrew Historical Linguistics

Tania Notarius


Israelian Hebrew in the Book of Amos

Gary A. Rendsburg


Attitudes towards Rabbinic Hebrew as Reflected in Hebrew Grammars during the Jewish Enlightenment

Yehonatan Wormser


Index