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Word Order and Time in Biblical Hebrew Narrative

Tal Goldfajn


This book addresses the problem of temporal interpretation within narrative of the biblical Hebrew verb, thus exploring the broader issue of the expression of time in language and the ways in which we can attempt to understand and represent it. The author offers a summary of this controversy, which has been argued over since at least the tenth century, presenting previous scholarly opinions and theories. She argues that one possible way of understanding the fundamental meanings of the Hebrew verbs is by examining the role played in ordering time by the four main verb forms used in biblical Heb ... More

Keywords: temporal interpretation, narrative, biblical Hebrew verb, time, language, controversy, tenth century, scholarly opinions, theories, fundamental meanings

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198269533
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269533.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tal Goldfajn, author
Tel Aviv University