[b-hebrew] RE: Participant Reference

David Kummerow farmerjoeblo at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 5 20:43:50 EDT 2004


Lenart de Regt has written on the subject of participant reference in BH:

"Participant Reference in Some Biblical Hebrew Texts." Jaabericht "Ex 
Oriente Lux" 32 (1991-92): 150-172.

Participants in Old Testament Texts and the Translator: Reference Devices 
and their Rhetorical Impact. Studia Semitical Neerlandica 39. Assen: Van 
Gorcum, 1999.

"The Order of Participants in Compound Clausal Elements in the Pentateuch 
and Earlier Prophets: Syntax, Convention or Rhetoric?" In L.J. de Regt, J. 
de Waard, and J.P. Fokkelman (eds.), Literary Structure and Rhetorical 
Strategies in the Hebrew Bible. Assen: Van Gorcum, 1996.

See also E.J. Revell's book: The Designation of the Individual: Expressive 
Usage in Biblical Narrative. Contributions to Biblical Exegesis and Theology 
14. Kampen: Kok Pharos, 1996.


David Kummerow.

>Message: 2
>Date: Wed, 04 Aug 2004 13:54:23 -0700
>From: "C. Stirling Bartholomew" <jacksonpollock at earthlink.net>
>Subject: [b-hebrew] Participant Reference
>To: hebrew <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
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>I have been looking into the subject of Participant Reference in narrative
>and wondering how the distinction between a new participant and an already
>active participant is encoded in biblical Hebrew.
>Beyond the obvious use of an anaphoric pronominal, what are the discourse
>mechanisms used to indicate that a participant has already been activated?
>In other words, when Abraham is mentioned by name the second or third or 
>time in a narrative, how does it differ from Abraham's initial 
>Clay Bartholomew

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