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The semantics of silence in biblical Hebrew / by Sonja Noll.

Author/Creator:
Noll, Sonja author.
Publication:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020]
Series:
Studies in Semitic languages and linguistics, 0081-8461 ; volume 100
Format/Description:
Book
pages cm.
Subjects:
Hebrew language -- Semantics.
Silence in the Bible.
Summary:
"In The Semantics of Silence in Biblical Hebrew, Sonja Noll explores the many words in biblical Hebrew that refer to being silent, investigating how they are used in biblical texts, Dead Sea Scrolls, and Ben Sira. She also examines the tradition of interpretation for these words in the early versions (Septuagint, Vulgate, Targum, Peshitta), modern translations, and standard dictionaries, revealing that meanings are not always straightforward and that additional work is needed in biblical semantics and lexicography. The traditional approach to comparative Semitics, with its over-simplistic assumption of semantic equivalence in cognates, is also challenged. The surprising conclusion of the work is that there is no single concept of silence in the biblical world; rather, it spans multiple semantic fields"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Restraint
Cessation
Related meanings.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version: Noll, Sonja. Semantics of silence in biblical Hebrew.
ISBN:
9789004414174
9004414177
9789004414648
OCLC:
1114278912
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