[b-hebrew] Hebrew and English word order

David Kummerow farmerjoeblo at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 6 22:25:50 EDT 2005

de Regt is no "house painter" (to use your words). You could say his 
critique is "from the inside", as one "artist" to another.

Some of his works (in English) include:

"Domains and Subdomains in Biblical Hebrew Discourse." Pages 147-161 in 
Narrative and Comment: Contributions to Discourse Grammar and Biblical 
Hebrew, Presented to Wolfgang Schneider on the Occasion of His Retirement as 
a Lecturer of Biblical Hebrew at the Theologische Hochschule in Wuppertal. 
Edited by Eep Talstra. Societas Hebraica Amstelodamensis. Kampen: Kok 
Pharos, 1995.

"Aspects of the Syntax and Rhetoric of Participant Reference in Exodus." 
Pages 215-522 in Studies in the Book of Exodus: 
Redaction---Reception---Interpretation. Edited by Marc Vervenne. Bibliotheca 
Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium 126. Leuven: Leuven University Press, 

"Domains of Biblical Hebrew Discourse as a Translation Problem." Journal of 
Translation and Textlinguistics 8 (1996): 50-72.

"Person Shift in Prophetic Texts: Its Function and its Rendering in Ancient 
and Modern Translations." Pages 214-231 in The Elusive Prophet: The Prophet 
as Historical Person, Literary Character and Anonymous Artist. Edited by 
Johannes C. de Moor. Oudtestamentische Studiën 45. Leiden: Brill, 2001.

A Parametric Model for Syntactic Studies of a Textual Corpus, Demonstrated 
on the Hebrew of Deuteronomy 1-30. Studia Semitica Neerlandica 24. Assen: 
Van Gorcum, 1988.

"Word Order in Different Clause Types in Deuteronomy 1-30." Pages 152-172 in 
Studies in Hebrew and Aramaic Syntax: Presented to Professor J. Hoftijzer on 
the Occasion of his Sixty-Fifth Birthday. Edited by K. Jongeling, H. J. 
Murre-van den Berg, and L. van Rompay. Leiden: Brill, 1991.

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

"Functions and Implications of Rhetorical Questions in the Book of Job." 
Pages 361-373 in Biblical Hebrew and Discourse Linguistics. Edited by Robert 
D. Bergen. Dallas: SIL, 1994.

"Discourse Implications of Rhetorical Questions in Job, Deuteronomy and the 
Minor Prophets." Pages 51-78 in Literary Structure and Rhetorical Strategies 
in the Hebrew Bible. Edited by L. J. de Regt, J. de Waard, and J. P. 
Fokkelman. Assen: Van Gorcum, 1996.

"The Order of Participants in Compound Clausal Elements in the Pentateuch 
and Earlier Prophets: Syntax, Convention or Rhetoric?" Pages 79-100 in 
Literary Structure and Rhetorical Strategies in the Hebrew Bible. Edited by 
L. J. de Regt, J. de Waard, and J. P. Fokkelman. Assen: Van Gorcum, 1996.

"Macrosyntactic Functions of Nominal Clauses Referring to Participants." 
Pages 273-296 in The Verbless Clause in Biblical Hebrew: Linguistic 
Approaches. Edited by Cynthia L. Miller. Linguistic Studies in Ancient West 
Semitic 1. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1999.

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

In a separate email I'll attach the desired article.

David Kummerow.

>On 7/5/05 5:43 PM, "David Kummerow" <farmerjoeblo at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > de Regt's paper has actually been published:
> >
> > de Regt, L?nart. "Hebrew Syntactical Inversions and their Literary
> > Equivalence in Robert Alter's Translation of Genesis." The Bible 
> > 54 (2003): 111-121.
>I am a little bit curios about this. Why would L. de Regt write a critique
>of Alter's translation of Genesis? Kind of like a house painter writing a
>critique of Mark Rothko. Does anyone have the article in electronic form?
>Would be nice to see it.
>Clay Bartholomew

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