Tense: Rabbinic Hebrew
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The post-biblical Hebrew tense system, i.e., the way ‘tense’ is expressed grammatically by verbal forms, was subject to an extensive reorganization, influenced to a certain degree by Aramaic or possibly by other vernaculars, such as Greek. On the one hand, some forms or constructions common in Biblical Hebrew developed new usages or fell out of use except in quotations or in …

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Geiger, Gregor, “Tense: Rabbinic Hebrew”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 21 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000552>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423



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