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By Stanley E. Porter

The first a part of this quantity contains a precis of this crucial zone of analysis in either Septuagintal and New testomony Greek, and a overview of those concerns within the context of linguistic learn regularly. A moment half contains contributions on points of analysis into the Greek of either Testaments, that includes either new parts of study, corresponding to serious discourse research, and extra conventional concerns comparable to the character of the Septuagint translation.

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A significant weakness, one might argue, lies in relating the two as a contemporaneous diglossic pair with clearly defined sociolinguistic motivations. Nevertheless, even here the Talmudic evidence is suggestive of an awareness of two dialects for high and low functions. 40 Diglossia and Other Topics in New Testament Linguistics Biblical Period Diglossia in the late Second Temple period has gained added significance by virtue of its application and extrapolation to the biblical period. Rendsburg has developed the thesis that MH may be 'retrojected' to biblical times, forming together with the literary BH idiom a situation of diglossia (1990: 15-33).

A sequence of waw-less perfects need not indicate diminishing use of waw-consecutive imperfects if there is no consecution implied, as in the following example. 2-4 rfrrn bv "raro "psa neto p And now, your servant has done everything my lord sent (word to do). I have written down everything you sent me (word to do)... The writer states in a list-like fashion that he has fulfilled instructions. No consecution is involved. Thus, the waw-consecutive imperfect finds its typical biblical usage in the non-literary correspondences from Lachish and Yavneh Yam.

The past-tense direct-discourse, however, is continued using ntf*) followed ultimately by a perfect nb$. A sequence of waw-less perfects need not indicate diminishing use of waw-consecutive imperfects if there is no consecution implied, as in the following example. 2-4 rfrrn bv "raro "psa neto p And now, your servant has done everything my lord sent (word to do). I have written down everything you sent me (word to do)... The writer states in a list-like fashion that he has fulfilled instructions.

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