Title: The Verb in Archaic Biblical Poetry
Subtitle: A Discursive, Typological, and Historical Investigation of the Tense System
Series Title: Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics
Author: Tania Notarius
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004253360 Pages: 376 Price: Europe EURO 125
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004253360 Pages: 376 Price: U.S. $ 162
The Verb in Archaic Biblical Poetry: A Discursive, Typological, and Historical Investigation of the Tense System offers a comprehensive analysis of the syntactic, semantic, pragmatic, and discursive properties of the verb in the corpus of "archaic" biblical poetry (The Song of Moses, Song of the Sea, Song of Deborah, Song of David, Blessing of Jacob, Oracles of Balaam, Blessing of Moses, and Song of Hannah). The approach integrates modern research on tense, aspect, and modality, while also addressing the complicated philological issues in these texts. The study presents discursive analysis of biblical poetic texts, systemic description of each text’s tense system, and reconstruction of the archaic verbal tenses as attested in part of the corpus.
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