By Robert D. Holmstedt
Instead of dedicate area to the kind of theological and exegetical reviews present in such a lot commentaries, this sequence makes a speciality of the Hebrew textual content and its similar concerns, syntactic and another way. The volumes function prequels to remark right, offering courses to figuring out the linguistic features of the texts from which the messages of the texts may possibly then be derived. as well as this, Ruth, the latest quantity within the sequence, handbooks on Amos, Genesis 1-11, and Jonah also are now on hand.
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This leaves the possibility of need-based or prestige-based borrowings. In Ruth there are four possible borrowings from Aramaic worth investigating. The Role of Linguistic Features 37 The first possible Aramaism is the use of the Piel ְל ַקּיֵ םin 4:7. The more common binyan used with קוםto denote “fulfill (something)” is the Hifil, as in ( ְל ָה ִקים4:5, 10). ; Bush 1996:27; Bergey 1983:40–42; contra Sasson 1979:142, 244; Myers 1955:19). Campbell asserts, however, that middle וverbs in the binyanim that result in the doubling of the וare “not totally absent from relatively early biblical texts” (1975:148), and he cites the form וַ ּיִ ְצ ַטּיָ רּו (Josh 9:4; mistakenly cited as Judg 9:12 by Campbell), which he takes to be the Hitpael of ( צידso also Myers 155:19).
The use of language in the presentation of time, space, plot structure, and characterization within biblical narrative has been noted for some time and for good introductions, see Berlin 1983, BarEfrat 1989, and, for a more detailed study, Sternberg 1987. While this commentary is focused on grammar and not literary analysis, certain specific uses of language for literary affect must be highlighted. Specifically, I note in the commentary a number of places where I have determined the author to be manipulating language for the purposes of characterization.
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