[b-hebrew] Waw Consecutive in Narrative Hebrew Narrative

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Sun Apr 18 10:06:02 EDT 2004

On Saturday 17 April 2004 22:14, Alviero Niccacci wrote:
> 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,

Is this view based on the verb form or on other factors?

Dave Washburn
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