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By Kevin L. Spawn

This quantity examines using quotation formulae within the previous testomony. After demonstrating the inability of consensus and technique within the therapy of such exegetical units, the writer addresses the necessity for a sustained exam of quotation formulae and similar expressions. This inquiry specializes in the cautious id of the referents of quotation bases as a foundation for the examine of inner-biblical exegesis. additional insights are provided at the improvement of such exegetical units, the hermeneutics of the post-exilic group, and the syntax of comparative statements in Hebrew.

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B r n i n . the curse has been poured out on us, along with the oath which is written in the law of Moses [Πφ0 ΓΠΪΓΰ ΓΏΊΓΟ the servant of God. (Dan 9:11) The other relative constructions that will be addressed include "ICK Vms, ntoìnsn, and relative constructions based on the other verb stems we have listed above. The vast majority of the comparative and relative exegetical devices addressed so far ascribe a legal referent to another source. However, it will also be helpful to examine the citation of non-legal referents.

E. the referent of the nominal has already been "evoked" or "given" in the prior discourse47. , "the rest of the deeds of David") rests in their close relation to the preceding narrative. Khan's study has made the use of Ex in regnal source formulae even more noteworthy than we initially thought since he has shown that the extraposed referent receives greater prominence by being placed outside of the predicate than casus pendens constructions in general. The full significance of this isolation of the referent, however, can only be appreciated after we have examined the other elements of the four-part citation pattern.

Num 26:4) From our study, we hope to show various ways that the use of some citation formulae in the post-exilic historiography reflects development. 34 For the need for these verba dicendi to be treated together, see S. Meier, Speaking of Speaking: Marking Direct Discourse in the Hebrew Bible, VTS 46 (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1992). 35 Jenni, 30-31,130-36. Hie Development of a Method 17 It appears that the development of such expressions in the Hebrew Scriptures is part of a wider evolution of exegetical devices which continues into the post-biblical era.

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