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Word Order and Time in Biblical Hebrew Narrative$
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Tal Goldfajn

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198269533

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269533.001.0001

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Temporal Relations within the Two Basic Set-Ups

Temporal Relations within the Two Basic Set-Ups

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(p.116) 7 Temporal Relations within the Two Basic Set-Ups
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Word Order and Time in Biblical Hebrew Narrative
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Tal Goldfajn

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269533.003.0008

This chapter examines how the basic relations of anteriority, simultaneity, and posteriority between different events are realized within each temporal set-up in a number of classical biblical Hebrew (BH) narrative texts. It identifies the common verb order sequences commonly employed to convey anteriority, simultaneity, and posteriority in the basic temporal set-ups. It provides examples to show how some common verb forms are used in narrative to express temporal relations.

Keywords:   temporal relations, biblical Hebrew, anteriority, simultaneity, posteriority, classical narrative, verb order

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