LINGUIST List 30.4498

Tue Nov 26 2019

Books: The Semantics of Silence in Biblical Hebrew: Noll

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Date: 25-Nov-2019
From: Clovis Jaillet <JailletBrill.com>
Subject: The Semantics of Silence in Biblical Hebrew: Noll
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Title: The Semantics of Silence in Biblical Hebrew
Series Title: Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics
Published: 2019
Publisher: Brill
                http://www.brill.com

Book URL: https://brill.com/view/title/56130

Author: Sonja Noll
Electronic: ISBN: 9789004414648 Pages: 346 Price: Europe EURO 105
Hardback: ISBN: 9789000441417 Pages: 346 Price: Europe EURO 105
Abstract:

In The Semantics of Silence in Biblical Hebrew, Sonja Noll explores the many words in biblical Hebrew that refer to being silent, investigating how they are used in biblical texts, Dead Sea Scrolls, and Ben Sira. She also examines the tradition of interpretation for these words in the early versions (Septuagint, Vulgate, Targum, Peshitta), modern translations, and standard dictionaries, revealing that meanings are not always straightforward and that additional work is needed in biblical semantics and lexicography. The traditional approach to comparative Semitics, with its over-simplistic assumption of semantic equivalence in cognates, is also challenged. The surprising conclusion of the work is that there is no single concept of silence in the biblical world; rather, it spans multiple semantic fields.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Semantics

Subject Language(s): Hebrew, Ancient (hbo)

Written In: English (eng)

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