Genitive Constructions in Targum Jonathan to Samuel

Genitive Constructions in Targum Jonathan to Samuel © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 DOI: 10.1163/147783507X231967 2006080. AS. Proef 3. 4-9-2007:12.18, page 111. Aramaic Studies 5 . 1 ( 2007 ) 111 – 131 Aramaic Studies www.brill.nl/arst Genitive Constructions in Targum Jonathan to Samuel 1 Renaud J. Kuty Heidelberg University Abstract It is common knowledge that Classical Aramaic possesses two main devices to express the genitive. The first, the construct relation, is synthetic and involves a special form of the noun known as construct state (e.g. malkut david , “David’s kingdom”). The second, analytic by nature, features the use of the particle d - and knows two variants: one that involves a proleptic pronominal su ffi x on the nomen regens (e.g. malkuteh d-david ) and one that does not and therefore displays the nomen regens in the absolute or emphatic state (e.g. malkuta d-david ). Though the expression of the genitive has previously been investigated in various types of Aramaic, the matter has never been raised with regard to the Aramaic of Targum Jonathan specifically. The present article purports to discuss the working and interactions of the genitive constructions in Targum Jonathan to Samuel. It will endeavor to identify the factors that condition their use, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aramaic Studies Brill

Genitive Constructions in Targum Jonathan to Samuel

Aramaic Studies , Volume 5 (1): 111 – Jan 1, 2007

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© 2007 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1477-8351
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10.1163/147783507X231967
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 DOI: 10.1163/147783507X231967 2006080. AS. Proef 3. 4-9-2007:12.18, page 111. Aramaic Studies 5 . 1 ( 2007 ) 111 – 131 Aramaic Studies www.brill.nl/arst Genitive Constructions in Targum Jonathan to Samuel 1 Renaud J. Kuty Heidelberg University Abstract It is common knowledge that Classical Aramaic possesses two main devices to express the genitive. The first, the construct relation, is synthetic and involves a special form of the noun known as construct state (e.g. malkut david , “David’s kingdom”). The second, analytic by nature, features the use of the particle d - and knows two variants: one that involves a proleptic pronominal su ffi x on the nomen regens (e.g. malkuteh d-david ) and one that does not and therefore displays the nomen regens in the absolute or emphatic state (e.g. malkuta d-david ). Though the expression of the genitive has previously been investigated in various types of Aramaic, the matter has never been raised with regard to the Aramaic of Targum Jonathan specifically. The present article purports to discuss the working and interactions of the genitive constructions in Targum Jonathan to Samuel. It will endeavor to identify the factors that condition their use,

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Aramaic StudiesBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2007

Keywords: TARGUM; NOMEN REGENS; CONSTRUCT STATE; GENITIVE; ARAMAIC

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