The Conditional Clause in the Biblical Hebrew of the Pentateuch

Leiden Repository

The Conditional Clause in the Biblical Hebrew of the Pentateuch

Type: Research master thesis
Title: The Conditional Clause in the Biblical Hebrew of the Pentateuch
Author: Amersfoort, Thijs
Issue Date: 2017-08-31
Keywords: Conditional clause
Hebrew
Hebrew verbal system
Particles
Modality
Abstract: The conditional clause is one of the most common and important clause types in Biblical Hebrew, yet no consensus has been reached as to how its various forms correspond to the expression of modality, most notably whether a condition is realizable or not. In this paper, it is analyzed how the two main factors of conditional sentences, particles and verbal forms, combine to add modal nuances to the conditional clause. It becomes clear that not a single factor is responsible for those nuances, but many factors combined. By applying modern linguistic insights in particles and the verbal forms, a new model is proposed.
Supervisor: Gzella, Holger
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Research master)
Specialisation: Hebrew and Aramaic
ECTS Credits: 25
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/51717
 

Files in this item

Description Size View
application/pdf Thesis.pdf 449.4Kb View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)