The Verbal System of Biblical Aramaic: A Distributional Approach

Title

The Verbal System of Biblical Aramaic: A Distributional Approach

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School or Department

Biblical and Theological Studies

Dates of Service

2015-

Description

Grammarians have been unable to provide a sufficient explanation for the verbal system of Biblical Aramaic by means of the standard categories of tense and aspect. Michael B. Shepherd exposes this situation and suggests a way out of the present impasse through distributional analysis by proposing that Biblical Aramaic has a primary verbal form for narration and a primary verbal form for discourse. This simple yet comprehensive proposal holds true not only for Biblical Aramaic but also for extra-Biblical Aramaic texts. This volume is an indispensable resource for courses in Biblical Aramaic and for anyone who wishes to read and understand the Biblical Aramaic corpus.

Keywords

Biblical studies, Aramaic

Publication Date

2008

Publisher

Peter Lang

City

New York, NY

Comments

In series Studies in Biblical Literature, v. 116

About the Author

Dr. Michael Shepherd taught at Louisiana College for nine years prior to joining the faculty of Cedarville University in 2015. His topics of expertise are biblical Hebrew/Aramaic language and exegesis.

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