Linguistic Analysis of Biblical Hebrew

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Paternoster Press, 2003 - Religion - 207 pages
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Many linguistic tools and methods are applied to biblical texts in order to gain meaning from them. Such applications do not always take into account the perspective of the investigators, the presuppositions of the method used and the nature of the material to which it is applied. These are all factors that influence the meaning obtained from the text.

Sue Groom takes us through the pitfalls and limitations of the various methods available and considers textual transmission, diachronic and dialectical variation and the impact these have on the relationship between reader, author and text.
Combining a critical account of long established
approaches to Hebrew meanings with a lucid introduction to newer and more recent methods
such as lexical semantics and text linguistics,
this illuminating read will be of interest to those who have previously studied Hebrew as well as
those who know no Hebrew or would like to start somewhere.

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The Masoretic Text
The Nature of Biblical Hebrew

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