[b-hebrew] Waw Consecutive in Narrative Hebrew Narrative

Dora Smith villandra at austin.rr.com
Sun Apr 18 03:03:06 EDT 2004


You mean the vav with a sheva otherwise known as "and", and also a means of
reversing the tense of a verb, right?

Yours,
Dora Smith
Austin, Texas
villandra at austin.rr.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Alviero Niccacci" <alviero.niccacci at studiumbiblicum.org>
To: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2004 11:14 PM
Subject: RE: [b-hebrew] Waw Consecutive in Narrative Hebrew Narrative


> Matt wrote:
>
> >  The point that one of my teachers made is that since the book of Joshua
> >  starts with a waw-consecutive, it is meant to be read as a continuation
of
> >  the Torah.  He made the point that throughout the TaNaK, there
> >  are numerous
> >  points where books start with a waw-consecutive and that this is
> >  a literary
> >  tool used by the authors to portray them as a linear story, and that we
> >  should read them in that light.
>
> Dear Matt,
>
> this one of your teachers is correct in my view. If you read Italian,
> you may refer to my paper, "Organizzazione canonica della Bibbia
> ebraica. Tra sintassi e retorica": Rivista biblica 43 (1995) 9-29.
> Best wishes,
> --
> Alviero Niccacci
> Studium Biblicum Franciscanum
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