[b-hebrew] DSS Tense Aspect Mood
pennerkm at mcmaster.ca
Tue Feb 4 15:55:30 EST 2003
Calling all aspectniks:
Standard grammars claim that Biblical Hebrew verbs mark aspect, and
Mishnaic Hebrew verbs mark time (tense). What then of the Hebrew between
these two works: the Dead Sea Scrolls? To what extent is the Hebrew of
the DSS apectual, tense-based, modal, or something else? That is the
question I will address in my dissertation.
If the above has made your pulse rise (hi vince, Rolf, Randy, Alviero,
Galia, Bryan, Rodney, Moon-Ryul, and Dave), I would like to hear from
you. I especially would like to know if I'm missing anything important
from my bibliography, and which is your favorite method for dealing with
this question (whether published or not).
If you have the time and interest to comment on it, my working
classified bibliography can be found at the Yahoo! group I set up for
A short statement of the topic is also at
Any input is welcomed. Thanks!
Ken Penner, McMaster/DSS
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