Sirach, Scrolls, and Sages: Proceedings of a Second International Symposium on the Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Ben Sira, and the Mishnah, held at Leiden University, 15-17 December 1997

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Following a successful symposium held in Leiden in 1995 a second international gathering took place, also in Leiden, two years later. The volume contains revised papers covering a wide range of linguistic and textual subjects and presented by scholars from eight countries: Austria (Reiterer), Denmark (Ehrensvärd), France (Joosten), Israel (Fassberg, Hurvitz, Kister, Qimron), Netherlands (Baasten, Beentjes, Muraoka, van Peursen, van Uchelen, Wesselius), Spain (Pérez Fernández), UK (Aitken, Elwolde), USA (M. Smith). A subject index and an index locorum are included.

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Takamitsu Muraoka, Ph.D. (1970) in Hebrew, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature, Ugaritic, and Israelite antiquities at Leiden University. His publications are concerned with Classical Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac, and the Septuagint.
John F. Elwolde, Ph.D. (1988) in Linguistics, University of Hull, U.K., is a lecturer in the Department of Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield. His publications in the fields of Hebrew language and the Dead Sea Scrolls include translations of A.
Sáenz-Badillos's A History of the Hebrew Language (Cambridge, 1993) and M. Pérez Fernández's An Introductory Grammar of Rabbinic Hebrew (Leiden, 1997).
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Table of Contents

The Semantics of 'Glory' in Ben Sira - Traces of a Development in Post-Biblical Hebrew? 1
Nominal Clauses with Locative and Possessive Predicates in Qumran Hebrew 25
The Hebrew Texts of Ben Sira 32[35].16-33[36].2 53
An Unusual Use of the Definite Article in Biblical and Post-Biblical Hebrew 68
Some Lexical Structures in 1QH: Towards a Distinction of the Linguistic and the Literary 77
On Syntax and Style in Ben Sira: Word Order 117
Further Comments on the Linguistic Profile of Ben Sira: Syntactic Affinities with Late Biblical Hebrew 132
Pseudo-Classicisms in Late Biblical Hebrew, in Ben Sira, and in Qumran Hebrew 146
Some Notes on Biblical Expressions and Allusions and the Lexicography of Ben Sira 160
The Participle in Qumran Hebrew with Special Reference to its Periphrastic Use 188
4QMMT: Linguistic Analysis of Redactional Forms Related to Biblical and Rabbinic Language 205
Negation in the Hebrew of Ben Sira 223
The Derivation of the Noun [actual symbol not reproducible] in the Dead Sea Scrolls 244
The Hebrew of Ben Sira Investigated on the Basis of his Use of [actual symbol not reproducible]: A Syntactic, Semantic, and Language-Historical Contribution 253
Grammatically Speaking: The Participle as a Main Verb of Clauses (Predicative Participle) in Direct Discourse and Narrative in Pre-Mishnaic Hebrew 278
Qumran and Mishnah: A Comparison of Prescriptive Text Types 333
The Language of the Hebrew Bible Contrasted with the Language of Ben Sira Manuscripts and of the Dead Sea Scrolls 338
Index of Texts 347
Index of Hebrew and Aramaic Words and Phrases 360
Index of Subjects 363
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