[b-hebrew] Participant Reference Job 39:9-10

David Kummerow farmerjoeblo at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 6 15:33:24 EST 2005

I suggest having a read of:

de Regt, L.J. _Participants in Old Testament Texts and the Translator: 
Reference Devices and their Rhetorical Impact_. Studia Semitica Neerlandica 
39. Assen: Van Gorcum, 1999. Particuarly have a look at section 3 "Special 
Patterns" of which 3.1 is entitled "Overspecification".

Hope it helps. If you can't get a copy, I can pull out some references if I 
get time (busy at the moment!)


David Kummerow.

>Message: 3
>Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2005 09:27:06 -0800
>From: "C. Stirling Bartholomew" <jacksonpollock at earthlink.net>
>Subject: [b-hebrew] Participant Reference Job 39:9-10
>To: hebrew <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
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>In the MT of Job 39:9-10 we see a violation of the normal pattern of 
>encoding for a participant that has been recently introduced with a *full
>noun phrase. The repetition of rym in verse 10 is found in the Vulgate but
>not in the LXX(OG).  Most English translations reduce the encoding to a
>pronoun in verse 10 either for stylistic reasons or based on an emended 
>which omits the second occurrence of rym.
>Job 39:9 hy)bh ryM (bdK )M-ylyN (l-)bwsK
>Job 39:10 htq$#r-ryM btlM (btw )M-y&#dd (mqyM )xryK
>My question:
>Can we find other occurrences of this pattern, where an active participant,
>the current center of attention is referenced twice in close succession 
>full noun phrase? In other words, does this text really need to be emended?
>Clay Bartholomew
>* "full noun phrase" is a term used in discussions of participant reference
>which includes anarthrous nouns.

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