The Verbal Tense System in Late Biblical Hebrew Prose
Aronsky, Avi, translator
Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2013 pp. xiv + 304. $49.50
Harvard Semitic Studies, 63
This study offers a synchronic and diachronic account of the Biblical Hebrew verbal tense system during the Second Temple period, based on the books of Esther, Daniel, and Ezra and Nehemiah, along with the non-synoptic parts of Chronicles. In analyzing the development of this system, Cohen discerns the changes that mark the transition from the classical era to the Second Temple period. This book will be widely welcomed by students and scholars of Biblical Hebrew, Comparative Semitics, and linguistics.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Linguistics, Hebrew
Review by Bálint Károly Zabán
Citation: Bálint Károly Zabán, review of Ohad Cohen, The Verbal Tense System in Late Biblical Hebrew Prose, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).
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