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The Unfolding of Your Words Gives Light

Studies on Biblical Hebrew in Honor of George L. Klein

Edited by Ethan C. Jones

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$59.95 | Hardcover Edition
ISBN: 978-1-57506-974-6

304 pages
6" × 9"
3 b&w illustrations
2018

The Unfolding of Your Words Gives Light

Studies on Biblical Hebrew in Honor of George L. Klein

Edited by Ethan C. Jones

This collection of essays, covering nearly every aspect of Biblical Hebrew studies, testifies to the invigorating joy of studying that language—a joy that is richly exemplified in the life of the volume’s honoree, George Klein.

 

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This collection of essays, covering nearly every aspect of Biblical Hebrew studies, testifies to the invigorating joy of studying that language—a joy that is richly exemplified in the life of the volume’s honoree, George Klein.

Paying tribute to a colleague who has devoted his academic career to teaching Biblical Hebrew, this book presents fresh explorations of topics related to Biblical Hebrew linguistics. The opening chapters explore grammatical issues and delve into matters of diachrony. Subsequent essays address significant syntactical constructions, such as “at the end of days,” and matters of lexicography. The final two chapters address issues of pedagogy, including a call to comprehensively rethink how to teach Biblical Hebrew according to linguistic principles. Researchers, teachers, and students of Hebrew alike will benefit greatly from consulting the essays in this volume.

Distinctive for its diverse content, this volume features contributions from an international cohort of academics, including Scott N. Callaham, Stephen Dempster, Stephen A. Geller, Holger Gzella, N. Blake Hearson, Ernst Jenni, Ethan C. Jones, Tracy McKenzie, Eugene H. Merrill, Alviero Niccacci, Perry J. Oakes, Mark F. Rooker, Richard A. Taylor, Heath A. Thomas, and Gary R. Williams.

Ethan C. Jones is Assistant Professor of Old Testament at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary at Scarborough College.

Preface

List of Abbreviations

Part 1. Hebrew Grammar and Diachrony

The “Precative Perfect” in Psalms and the Struggle for Faith

Stephen A. Geller

Toward the Function of the Reflexive-Passive Stems in Biblical Hebrew

Ernst Jenni

Untypical Wayyiqṭol Forms in Hebrew and Early Linguistic Diversity

Holger Gzella, Leiden

Recent Trends in the Linguistic Analysis of Biblical Hebrew

Mark F. Rooker

Hebrew Prosody through the Centuries: A Comparison of Four Soundings

Gary Roye Williams

Part 2. Syntax and Lexicography

The Two-member Syntactic Construction

Alviero Niccacci

“Foot”-Notes in Old Testament Texts: A Study of Verbal and Nominal Expressions of Walking

Eugene H. Merrill

“At the end of the days” (בְּאַחֲרִ֥ית הַיָּמִֽים)—An Eschatological Technical Term? The Intersection of Context, Linguistics and Theology

Stephen G. Dempster

A Note on the Text of Dan 2:24 in Light of the Aramaic Expression עַל עַל ‘To Enter Upon’

Richard A. Taylor

Job’s Rejection and Liminal Traverse: A Close (Re)reading of Job 42:6

Heath A. Thomas

Biblical Hebrew among the Chaining Languages: The Wĕqatal as Medial rather than Sequential

Perry J. Oakes

“And with All Your Strength”? A Reassessment of the Translation and Meaning of Deuteronomy 6:5

N. Blake Hearson

More than “Before” Semantics and Syntax of לפני

Ethan C. Jones

Part 3. Teaching Biblical Hebrew

Rethinking Biblical Hebrew Instruction

Scott N. Callaham

Teaching Biblical Hebrew to Congregational Leaders: A Personal Reflection on its Challenges and Potential Ways Forward

Tracy McKenzie

Indexes

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