Bringing together linguistics, literary analysis, pragmatics, and translation methodology, de Regt demonstrates how a thorough understanding of the functions of devices of linguistic coherence beyond the sentence level should be integrated ...
Author: Lénart de Regt
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This monograph explores the distinct ways in which four discourse devices participate in establishing coherence in Biblical Hebrew texts. Bringing together linguistics, literary analysis, pragmatics, and translation methodology, de Regt demonstrates how a thorough understanding of the functions of devices of linguistic coherence beyond the sentence level should be integrated into biblical translation methodology and Biblical Hebrew pedagogy.
Linguistic cohesion is studied usually within each book or at the level of a group
of books , whereas the unity of the whole Bible is posited by the thematic
continuity . However , the language of the Hebrew Bible — the Old Testament —
To Hamann, the interpreter of the Bible must have the courage to become a “
Kabbalist”—that is, to say more than the ... At the same time, however, the power
of Scripture lies in its position as model object in kindling the reader's imagination
, an idea already present in Jewish ... language is, in effect, what mediates and
enables Herder's famous claim that the Bible must be read as a human text. ...
Thus, he argues, the aim of reading the Scriptures is not to make the text more coherent.
Author: Yael Almog
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In the late Enlightenment, a new imperative began to inform theories of interpretation: all literary texts should be read in the same way that we read the Bible. However, this assumption concealed a problem—there was no coherent "we" who read the Bible in the same way. In Secularism and Hermeneutics, Yael Almog shows that several prominent thinkers of the era, including Johann Gottfried Herder, Moses Mendelssohn, Immanuel Kant, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, and Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher, constituted readers as an imaginary "we" around which they could form their theories and practices of interpretation. This conception of interpreters as a universal community, Almog argues, established biblical readers as a coherent collective. In the first part of the book, Almog focuses on the 1760s through the 1780s and examines these writers' works on biblical Hebrew and their reliance on the conception of the Old Testament as a cultural, rather than religious, asset. She reveals how the detachment of textual hermeneutics from confessional affiliation was stimulated by debates on the integration of Jews in Enlightenment Germany. In order for the political community to cohere, she contends, certain religious practices were restricted to the private sphere while textual interpretation, which previously belonged to religious contexts, became the foundation of the public sphere. As interpretive practices were secularized and taken to be universal, they were meant to overcome religious difference. Turning to literature and the early nineteenth century in the second part of the book, Almog demonstrates the ways in which the new literary genres of realism and lyric poetry disrupted these interpretive reading practices. Literary techniques such as irony and intertextuality disturbed the notion of a stable, universal reader's position and highlighted interpretation as grounded in religious belonging. Secularism and Hermeneutics reveals the tension between textual exegesis and confessional belonging and challenges the modern presumption that interpretation is indifferent to religious concerns.
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Adina Moshavi Hebrew University The Biblical ... The Role of Coherence
Relations and their Linguistic Markers in Text Processing , " Discourse Processes
language as it developed and changed over time , but rather different types of Hebrew at different stages of development . All attempts to ... Related to this , it is
difficult to speak of either EBH or LBH as a coherent linguistic whole . Two
At the same time , the text - linguistic studies of Biblical Hebrew neglect recent
developments in functional and cognitive ... Coherence in Natural Language Texts , Hamburg : Helmut Buske Verlag , 1983 ; J.-J. Weber , " The Foreground ...
Author: E. J. Van Wolde
At the Tilburg conference "Narrative Syntax and the Hebrew Bible" a discussion was held between Biblical Hebrew sentence-grammar and text-syntactic approaches, both in theoretical papers and in analyses of Exodus 19-24 and 1 Samuel 1. The conclusion is that a combination should be made of a morpho-syntactic study at the sentence level and a text-syntactic approach at the textual level. This publication has also been published in paperback, please click here for details.
Features include: Forty units covering all the topics expected in a first-year Biblical Hebrew course, including the Hebrew writing system, pointing rules, nouns and adjectives, parsing, mastery of strong and weak verb paradigms and full ...
Author: Lily Kahn
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The Routledge Introductory Course in Biblical Hebrew provides a comprehensive introduction to Biblical Hebrew language and texts. Combining a fresh and innovative approach with an in-depth treatment of the language, it presents the essentials of biblical grammar and vocabulary in an engaging and systematic way. Unlike other Biblical Hebrew courses, it is structured around a series of vibrant and memorable stories, with each story reinforced by grammar explanations, supportive exercises, and a concluding genuine biblical text. This coherent focus encourages students to engage with the text actively and facilitate their mastery of the language to the full. Features include: Forty units covering all the topics expected in a first-year Biblical Hebrew course, including the Hebrew writing system, pointing rules, nouns and adjectives, parsing, mastery of strong and weak verb paradigms and full attention to syntax Clear and detailed grammar explanations supported by plentiful examples An extensive assortment of varied and stimulating exercises designed to reinforce new grammar and develop students’ ability to use Biblical Hebrew actively Incorporation of a wide range of genuine biblical texts to familiarise students with the main biblical narrative cycles and to equip them with the ability to read authentic material from the earliest stages of learning A free companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/kahn) offering a wealth of additional instructor and student resources, including many extra exercises and biblical texts, flashcards to test knowledge, a vocabulary guide listing words by part of speech, a full answer key, translations of all the stories and biblical texts, a sample syllabus, coursework assignments covering the entire contents of the course and audio recordings of the stories and biblical texts Coherent chapter organisation to consolidate and reinforce learning consistently at each step of the course Grammar summary, two-way glossary and subject index presented at the back of the book for easy access A user-friendly text design with original illustrations and clear presentation of the Hebrew script Written by an experienced instructor and extensively trialled at UCL, The Routledge Introductory Course in Biblical Hebrew will be an essential resource for all students beginning to learn Biblical Hebrew.
Topical Cohesion Topical cohesion is a feature of texts similar to that of
Participant reference; it refers to the continuity, or lack thereof, through a text of
the topic(s) referred to in that text. Tracking their introduction, maintenance,
Author: David Allan Dawson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Modern linguistics is a relative newcomer in the scientific world, and text-linguistics, or discourse analysis, is one of its youngest disciplines. This fact has inclined many toward scepticism of its value for the Hebraist, yet much benefit is thereby overlooked. In this work, the author examines recent contributions to Hebrew text-linguistics by Niccacci, Andersen, Eskhult, Khan, and Longacre, evaluating them against a twofold standard of theoretical and methodological integrity, and clarity of communication. An extensive introduction to one particularly promising model of text analysis (from Longacre's tagmemic school) is given, and a step-by-step methodology is presented. Analyses according to this model and methodology are given of seven extended text samples, each building on the findings of the previous analyses: Judg. 2; Lev. 14.1-32; Lev. 6.1-7.37; parallel instructions and historical reports about the building of the Tabernacle, from Exodus 25-40; Judg. 10.6-12.7; and the book of Ruth in its entirety. Considerable attention is given to the question of text-linguistics and reported speech.
Hebraists widely agree in distinguishing Classical 1110185 Biblical Hebrew from
Late Biblical Hebrew , the former being roughly the Loporcaro , Michele ... 500
B.C.E. should be maintained for texts written in Classical Biblical glide
sequences to a palatal affricate in Italian , as seen in baccio “ kiss ' Hebrew . ...
Tables , ReferI An increase in grammatical coherence is argued to be the primary
A text may show an embedding of discourse types ( e . g . , a narrative within a
sermon ) or a skewing ( e . g . , an expository discourse as ... participant reference
, and other matters related to cohesion and coherence ) , and constituent
structure ( embedded discourses , as well as ... 2 A constituent is like a coin with
two sides , one side A Textlinguistic Approach to the Biblical Hebrew Narrative of
Author: Robert D. Bergen
Publisher: Summer Inst of Linguistics
Category: Foreign Language Study
Contains 22 articles that approach the study of Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Hebrew texts from a discourse linguistics perspective.
Semino , E. , Language and World Creation in Poems and Other Texts ( Textual
Explorations Series ) , London and New York : Longman , 1997 . Shulman , A. , “
The Function of the ' Jussive ' and ' Indicative ' Imperfect Forms in Biblical Hebrew
Prose ” , Zeitschrift für Althebraistik 13 ... Tomlin , R.S. , “ Linguistic Reflections of
Cognitive Events ” , in : R.S. Tomlin , Coherence and Grounding in Discourse ...
Author: Albert H. Kamp
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
This book first establishes a cognitive linguistic approach that can be instructively applied to the text of Jonah. A subsequent examination of the nuances of the Hebrew text reveals how the author creates an inner world for the reader in which Jonah's perspectives on his misfortunes are contrasted with the transcendent perspective of a gracious God.
De Man suggests that irony finally destabilizes any attempts at enduring narrative coherence , 48 an observation that has relevance for ... self - understanding in
their respective texts , then all Hebrew Bible traditions and linguistic
representations are theoretically open to ironizing . ... De Man helps us to see
that the importance of ironizing in the Hebrew Bible goes far beyond the
appreciation of this or that ...
Author: Carolyn J. Sharp
Publisher: Indiana Studies in Biblical Li
Was God being ironic in commanding Eve not to eat fruit from the tree of wisdom? Carolyn J. Sharp suggests that many stories in the Hebrew Scriptures may be ironically intended. Deftly interweaving literary theory and exegesis, Sharp illumines the power of the unspoken in a wide variety of texts from the Pentateuch, the Prophets, and the Writings. She argues that reading with irony in mind creates a charged and open rhetorical space in the texts that allows character, narration, and authorial voice to develop in unexpected ways. Main themes explored here include the ironizing of foreign rulers, the prostitute as icon of the ironic gaze, indeterminacy and dramatic irony in prophetic performance, and irony in ancient Israel's wisdom traditions. Sharp devotes special attention to how irony destabilizes dominant ways in which the Bible is read today, especially when it touches on questions of conflict, gender, and the Other.
A Text-linguistic Approach to Reading Qohelet as Discourse Timothy Lee Walton
J. W. Dyk ... We do not claim that our text - linguistic approach by itself will solve
all the cohesion and coherence challenges we encounter in reading Qohelet . ...
It Offers , Atlanta : Scholars Press , 1995 , 2 , note 4 ; and C.H.J. van der Merwe , '
Discourse Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew Grammar ' , in : R.D. Bergen ( ed . ) ...
He migrated to Cordova, Spain c960, where he studied, taught and wrote on Hebrew linguistics and biblical matters. ... features in the otherwise purely
consonantal system biblical text and gave it a clear statement and a coherent
basis. This is ...
Functional Grammar , Hebrew and Aramaic : An Integrated , Textlinguistic
Approach to Syntax . ” In Discourse ... 1 , Linguistic Studies in Ancient West
Semitic , by M . O ' Connor and Cynthia L . Miller . Winona Lake ... In Coherence
and Grounding in Discourse , ed . Russel ... Text - Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew . JSOTSup ...
Philologists deal with texts as coherent wholes — as far as this is ever possible ,
whereas in linguistics the highest unit was for a ... A Computer - assisted
Rhetorical Structure Analysis and D.A. Dawson , Text - Linguistics and Biblical Hebrew .
24 A number of literary studies devoted to reported speech in the biblical text may
be mentioned . ... for structure , they do not consider the linguistic forms of
reported speech or their distribution within a dialogic exchange . ... Double Cave ,
Double Talk : The Indirections of Biblical Dialogue , ” “ Not in Heaven " : Coherence and Complexity in Biblical Narrative ( Indiana Studies in Biblical
Literature ; ed .
Author: Cynthia Lynn Miller
First published in 1996, this study has come to be recognized as the standard description of the syntactic devices that are used in representing speech in biblical narrative. In this new printing, an Afterword examines other recent approaches; in addition, corrected indexes and a number of other small corrections have been made.
In fact , both Andersen and Freedman argue that the difficulties of some Hebrew texts are due not to textual corruption but to an intentional effort to represent the
cries and outbursts oflamentation and anger.7 In other words , the linguistic
incoherence of some texts may be ... Andersen , “ Linguistic Coherence , ” 147–
48 . 10.
Author: Frederick W. Knobloch
Publisher: Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies
Studies and Texts in Jewish History and Culture, The Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies, University of Maryland, no. 10. Scholars from various American religious denominations, who are currently involved in producing new translations of the Bible directed to their constituencies, discuss their methodology and philosophy of biblical translation.
This is a Hebrew grammar with a difference, being the first truly discourse-based grammar.
Author: Frederic Clarke Putnam
Publisher: Sheffield Phoenix Press Limited
Category: Foreign Language Study
This is a Hebrew grammar with a difference, being the first truly discourse-based grammar. Its goal is for students to understand Biblical Hebrew as a language, seeing its forms and conjugations as a coherent linguistic system, appreciating why and how the text means what it says-rather than learning Hebrew as a set of random rules and apparently arbitrary meanings. Thirty-one lessons equip learners for reading the biblical text in Hebrew. They include sections on biblical narrative, poetry, and the Masora-as well as of the text of the Hebrew Bible, lexica, and concordances. The examples and exercises are all taken directly from the biblical text, so that students can check their work against any relatively literal version of the Bible. The vocabulary lists include all of the words that occur fifty times or more in the Hebrew Bible. Special also to this Grammar are the 'enrichments': brief sections at the end of each chapter encouraging students to apply their grammatical knowledge to specific questions, issues, or passages in the biblical text. Appendices include a Vocabulary of all Hebrew words and proper names that occur fifty times or more, and a Glossary and index of technical terms-as well as complete nominal, pronominal, and verbal paradigms, and an annotated bibliography. The learner-friendly design of this Grammar has been endorsed by faculty and by students who have used pre-publication versions to teach themselves Biblical Hebrew, both individually, in classes, and in informal groups.