Title

Valence Patterns in Biblical Hebrew: Classical Philology and Linguistic Patterns

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

In a previous article we introduced the concept of valence and the methodology chosen in our research. The present contribution shows how this method can be useful for analysing patterns of verbs with two objects in the Qal stem. In discussing double-object constructions, classical approaches usually take the occurrences of particular verbs as their starting point. More recent approaches make use of general linguistic categories. In our research we focus on textual data. Using the flow chart introduced in the previous article, we apply the same syntactic rules to various double-object verbs. Insight into the factors affecting the pattern occurring with a verb help bridge the gap between classical philology and linguistic rules.

Journal Title

Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages

Volume

41

Issue

2

First Page

31

Last Page

55

First Department

Old Testament