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Abstract: The study of politeness has become a major topic of pragmatics and sociolinguistics. Although research into politeness strategies has been done in Classical Biblical Hebrew, very little work has focused exclusively on Late Biblical Hebrew. This paper discusses three such strategies,...
Abstract: This article investigates non-standard spelling in two verses in the Succession Narrative, 2 Sam 14:19 and 2 Sam 11:24, and introduces the idea that the author makes literary use of dialect to portray character. Three consecutive words with unusual spelling in 2 Sam 14:19 are tested...
Abstract: This essay considers the debate on the diachrony of Biblical Hebrew from the perspective of pattern recognition , guided by the precepts of meta-analysis ( systematic review ). The necessity of taking possibly confounding variables into account is stressed, as is the central importance...
Abstract: Among the scrolls discovered in the Qumran Caves of the Judean Desert, the continuous pesharim have been especially significant because they have given scholars insight into how Jews living in the late Second Temple Period interpreted their Scriptures. Yet, in light of the atomistic...
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