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Detailed analyses of the ensuing translation monitors gains which are common Greek, at the one hand, and contours that betray the nature of "translation-language", however, as a result of interference from the resource textual content. The latter manifests itself so much conspicuously in renderings which are ungrammatical or unnatural, and, in a extra sophisticated manner, via equivalents that are grammatically applicable yet ensue with a strikingly excessive frequency within the Septuagint in comparison with unique Greek compositions modern with the Septuagint.
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Statement: is used in curse (“May God punish me if I do that”). By contamination, is used in oath (“I swear if I do that”). 55. 2a. 56. Cf. van Leeuwen, “ L ,” 19: “Dem Sinne nach kann man die Konditionalsätze am besten unterscheiden nach dem Masse der Gewissheit, das in dem Bedingungssatz ausgedrückt wird. ” 57. Driver, Tenses, 174–94. 1 26 On Conditionals in the Greek Pentateuch (e) “If I had seen him, I would (now) tell him”: Driver does not associate this type, however, with any verb forms, citing only a few instances such as Deut 32:29.
20. GKC, §159y; Joüon–Muraoka, §167k. 1 1. 2. Conditional Markers of Doubtful Status Besides these two sets of markers, some grammars include U+ , K, KQK, the interrogative K, \OZ and \E as markers of conditionality. Their conditional status, however, is a matter of disagreement among Hebrew scholars as summarized below (+ or – standing for acceptance or rejection of the conditional status of these markers, with ? 21 Brockelmann Gibson GKC Joüon–Muraoka König Merwe et al. Meyer Revell IBHS Williams U+ K KQK K \E \OZ + + + + +/– 0 0 +/– + + + + + + +/– – + +/– + + 0 0 0 – – – + +/– 0 0 0 0 0 + + 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 + + ?
A possible but very improbable event from the speaker’s perspective,” as illustrated below:71 2 Kgs 7:4 ZQWPZ KS ZQE+\ Z + ZQWPZ U\YE EYUKZ U\YK ZEQ ZQUP ZQWPZ ZQW\P\ Z K\[Q ZQ\[\ U O KOSQZ ZNO KWYZ If we were to say, “Let us go to the city, the famine is in the city,” we shall die there; and if we were to sit here, we shall die; so now let us desert to the camp of the Arameans; if they spare us, we shall live; but if they kill us, we shall die. (Cf. ) As Hendel also recognizes, not all real conditionals are liable to interpretation in terms of modal remoteness.