JHS - New Article: van Wolde and Rezetko,"Semantics and the Semantics of ברא: A Rejoinder to the Argum ents Advanced by B. Becking and M. Korpel"
- Dear all,
I am glad to announce the publication of the following article in the
Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (http://www.jhsonline.org)
Journal of Hebrew Scriptures - Volume 11: Article 9 (2011)
Ellen van Wolde and Robert Rezetko, "Semantics and the Semantics of ברא: A
Rejoinder to the Arguments Advanced by B. Becking and M. Korpel"
Becking and Korpel argued that ברא should be construed as “to construct.”
Van Wolde and Rezetko respond to their arguments with a critical review of
earlier biblical studies, reflections on biblical and extra-biblical
semantics including studies of verbs expressing “separation-events,”
etymological studies including evidence from Samaritan texts, and a more
complete analysis of various Biblical Hebrew verbs and proper names. These
studies lead to the conclusion that Van Wolde's proposal that ברא should be
construed as “to spatially separate” remains a viable explanation for the
semantics of this verb.
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More articles will be published soon.
A separate note about the reviews that have been published recently will be
sent later today.
The printed version of volume 9 (2009) has been published. For information
please go to
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The Logos version of vol. 8 has been released. For information please go to
information about the Logos version of vols. 1-7, please go to
The Logos version of volume 9 of the journal is being prepared.
Ehud Ben Zvi
History and Classics
University of Alberta
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Edmonton AB Canada T6G 2H4
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