By Barry Bandstra
This moment quantity within the Baylor instruction manual at the Hebrew Bible sequence presents specialist, accomplished information in answering major questions on the Hebrew textual content. whereas reflecting the newest advances in scholarship on Hebrew grammar and linguistics, the paintings makes use of a mode that's lucid sufficient to function an invaluable agent for instructing and self-study.
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Introduction 23 Table 6. Clause Combining Combining Conjoiners* Class clause to clause complex י־כן ֵ א ֲח ֵר,ן ַ ל־ּכ ֵ ע,ן ַ ֵּכ conjunctive adjunct clause to clause ּכי, ִ ְו conjunction embedded clause to containing clause אשֶׁ ר, ֲ ּכ, ְ ל,ְ ְּב preposition, relative pronoun *This collection of conjoiners is illustrative, not exhaustive. The set of BH verb tense forms is integrally related to the clause combining system in so far as the basic choices in past narration are between wayyiqtol and qatal.
Table 9. The Three Metafunctions Metafunction Clause as ... Clause Role Clause Analysis Textual message organizing the message Textuality Interpersonal exchange interacting and negotiating Mood Experiential representation representing the world Transitivity This framework enables us to discern the internal structure of clauses, the relationships of clauses, and the function roles of clause constituents. Within this framework, no constituent system is richer with possibilities than the BH verb system.
Theme—the textual view. 20 Introduction יע ַ ת־ה ָר ִק ָ ֶא ֹלהים ִ ֱא וַ ּיַ ַעׂש Constituents the barrier deity and he made Translation Theme Textuality Rheme Residue Subject Finite Mood Goal Actor Process Transitivity By labeling וַ ּיַ ַעׂשand he made as the Theme, the functional approach identifies it as the starting point of the clause and the point of departure for its message. The first constituent of a clause always bears the major weight of responsibility when it comes to connecting a clause to prior text.
Genesis 1-11: A Handbook on the Hebrew Text (Baylor Handbook on the Hebrew Bible) (Baylor Handbook on the Hebrew Bible) by Barry Bandstra