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Unit Delimitation in Biblical Hebrew and Northwest Semitic Literature (Marjo C A Korpel Josef M Oesch (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Van Gorcum, 2003) 9789023239789
Unit Delimitation in Biblical Hebrew and Northwest Semitic Literature (Marjo C A Korpel Josef M Oesch (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Van Gorcum, 2003) 9789023239789
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Title: Unit Delimitation in Biblical Hebrew and Northwest Semitic Literature

Author: Korpel, Marjo C A Josef M Oesch (eds)

Publisher: Van Gorcum; Publication Date: 2003

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789023239789

Volumes: 1; Pages: 330

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Bible scholars and translators are often confronted with the problem of sectioning biblical texts. Until recently sentence division and paragraphing were largely left to the imagination of the individual scholar. This resulted in a wide range of different divisions of one and the same text. There is, however, a lot of long neglected evidence on how the ancient scribes themselves understood the structure of the texts they were transmitting.Research in ancient scribal traditions shows that in the entire ancient Near East scribes provided their texts with special, structuring markers. For example, rulings, lines left open, extra large capitals, different colouring at the beginning of new passages, and for the division into smaller units, strokes, dots and spaces. Actually many markers lending structure to our modern texts appear to be derived from very ancient customs.This volume contains the papers read during the Third Pericope Meeting held in connection with the SBL International Meeting at Berlin, 2002. Topics discussed are the unit delimitation in parts of Genesis, Numbers, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Psalms, and Song of Songs. Furthermore general studies on Masoretic accentuation, the importance of pausal forms for unit delimitation, description of scribal practices in the Jewish tradition, as well as unit division in North West Semitic texts are included.Table of ContentsM. C. A. Korpel & J. M. Oesch--PrefaceR. de Hoop--Genesis 49 Revisited: The Poetic Structure of Jacob's Testament and the Ancient VersionsR. de Hoop--'Trichotomy' in Masoretic Accentuation in Comparison with the Delimitation of Units in the Versions: With Special Attention to the Introduction to Direct SpeechM. C. A. Korpel--The Priestly Blessing Revisited (Num. 6:22-27)M. C. A. Korpel--Who is Who? The Structure of Canticles 8:1-7I. Kottsieper--Zu graphischen Abschnittsmarkierungen in nordwestsemitischen TextenJ. M. Oesch--Skizze einer formalen Gliederungshermeneutik der Sifre ToraJ. W. Olley--Trajectories in Paragraphing of the Book of EzekielG. T. M. Prinsloo--Unit Delimitation in the Egyptian Hallel (Psalms 113-118)P. Sanders--Pausal Forms and the Delimitiation of Cola in Biblical Hebrew PoetryE. Ulrich--Impressions and Intuition: Sense Divisions in Ancient Manuscripts of IsaiahAbbreviationsIndex of AuthorsIndex of Texts
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