Goings on in the blogosphere

Ed Cook has written a post on the verbal system in BH poetry, a topic I touched on earlier in the summer. His instinct is similar to mine that the semantics of the verbal system are similar in prose and poetry, but this is obscured by the fact that narrative convention “tips” the reader to the correct form through the use of word order. However, Ed extends this not only to narrative preterite wayyiqtol :: poetic preterite yiqtol, but also suggests that narrative modal/habitual weqatal :: poetic modal/habitual qatal.

Also, John Hobbins has posted on the Qirbet Qeiyafa ostracon which was finally sort-of published as reported by Aren Meir. I haven’t really had time to look at it, so I don’t have much to add.

Now, back to the dissertation proposal.

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