The textlinguistics of the Suffering Servant: Subordinate structures in Isaiah 52,13-53,12
2011 (English)In: En pāsē grammatikē kai sophiā: Saggi di linguistica ebraica in onore di Alviero Niccacci, ofm / [ed] Geiger, Gregor, Milano: Editioni Terra Santa , 2011, 173-212 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
On the basis of the latest research on the Central Semitic verbal system and on the concept of circumstantial subordination the prophecy on YHWH’s Suffering Servant is analysed with a focus on the subordinate clausal relations in the text. Biblical Hebrew text syntax is full of ‘tense’-switches. The article shows that switches between different types of clauses signal hierarchical clausal relations that guide the listener from storyline and prophetic main line to attendant circumstances, through final, temporal, consecutive, comparative and causal qualifying clauses. This hierarchy is most often coded without specific subordinating conjunctions. It is an oral economy of the text where clauses are hypotactically or paratactically ordered with textual signals that were immediately perceivable to the attentive contemporary receivers.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Milano: Editioni Terra Santa , 2011. 173-212 p.
, Collana Analecta: Studium Biblicum Franciscanum, 78
clause linking; Hebrew; textlinguistics
Research subject Semitic Languages
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-160813ISBN: 978-88-6240-129-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-160813DiVA: diva2:453110
ProjectsCircumstantial Clause Combining in Semitic