[b-hebrew] We and us

David Kummerow farmerjoeblo at hotmail.com
Sun Nov 12 16:08:21 EST 2006

Have a look at:

Driver, S. R. 1882. “On Some Alleged Linguistic Affinities of the 
Elohist.” Journal of Philology 11: 201-236.

Revell, E. J. 1995. “The Two Forms of First Person Singular Pronoun in 
Biblical Hebrew: Redundancy or Expressive Contrast?” Journal of Semitic 
Studies 40: 199-217.

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

Rezetko, Robert. 2003. “Dating Biblical Hebrew: Evidence from 
Samuel–Kings and Chronicles.” Pages 215-250 in Biblical Hebrew: Studies 
in Chronology and Typology. Edited by Ian Young. Journal for the Study 
of the Old Testament Supplement Series 369. London: T & T Clark.

Rosén, Haiim B. 1984. “אנכי et אני: Essai de grammaire, interprétation 
et traduction.” Pages 262-281 in East and West: Selected Writings in 
Linguistics. Munich: Fink.

David Kummerow.

> Good question.
> I notice that "ani" is used a little more than twice as often as
> "anoki", but that both terms are used by the same people. That would
> indicate that some difference in emphasis or meaning that they
> recognized. But what it was, may have been lost.
> Has anyone made a detailed study?
> Karl W. Randolph.
> On 11/11/06, Yigal Levin <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il> wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> Does anyone think that there is a semantic or any other difference is use or
>> meaning between "anu" and "anaxnu"? Or, for that matter, between "ani" and
>> "anokhi"? Are they used in different genres, are they preferred by different
>> literary sources?
>> What do y'all think?
>> Yigal Levin

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