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.
Now, back to the dissertation proposal.