Speaking of Speaking: Making Direct Discourse in the Hebrew Bible (Supplements to Vetus Testamentum)

4.33 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9789004096028: Speaking of Speaking: Making Direct Discourse in the Hebrew Bible (Supplements to Vetus Testamentum)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Direct speech appears on nearly every page of the Hebrew Bible, and the large number of publications on direct discourse in the Bible highlights the importance of the subject for biblical studies. However, thus far only isolated aspects of the various problems that direct discourse presents have received attention.
Studies of individual verbs introducing direct discourse, such as "answer," "speak," "say," and others are necessarily atomistic, even though appropriate in their own right. Other markers of direct discourse, such as "Thus said Yahweh," or "oracle of Yahweh," tend to be treated as theological constructs isolated from the larger issues of direct discourse marking in general. Speaking of Speaking aims to enrich the reading of the biblical text by offering a coordinated analysis of all such markers, not only in order to consolidate a considerable body of work that is often overlooked by scholars, but also to move further toward a synthesis that can permit informed generalizations not possible at the present time.
The comprehensive index facilitates the use of this book as a valuable reference tool. The exegetical, literary, and theological findings of this book will be of great significance for all levels of research in biblical studies.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Samuel A. Meier, Ph.D. Harvard (1987) is Assistant Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Semitics, Ohio State University. His publications include The Messenger in the Ancient Semitic World (1988).

Review:

'The major strength of the book is its comprehensive analysis of the data relating to direct discourse in the Bible.'
Cynthia L. Miller, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 1994.
'This is a very complete study...'
Doug Nelson, Journal of Biblical Literature, 1994.
'This is a work of meticulous scholarship, providing a great deal of information on its topic and on matters associated with it....This book will be of value to many more than those concerned only with the Hebrew language.'
E.J. Revell, Journal of the American Oriental Society, 1994.
'It is a distinctive contribution to Classical Hebrew syntax and will form the starting point fur future discussion on the subject.'
Richard S. Hess, BSOAS, 1994.
'...a painstaking and valuable study, a work which no Old Testament commentator or translator can afford to ignore.'
Alan Millard, Journal of Theological Studies, 1995.
'...a rich and detailed investigation...The work of Meier is admirable for the meticulous attention it gives to text and data. With its many lists and tallies of specific formations of Hebrew direct discourse phraseology it will continue to serve as a reliable compendium of direct discourse marking in Hebrew. Its 25 page scripture will make it useful as an exegetical aid.'
Barry L. Bandstra, Biblica, 1995.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 302.00
US$ 323.58

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Samuel Meier
Published by Brill, Netherlands (1992)
ISBN 10: 9004096027 ISBN 13: 9789004096028
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Brill, Netherlands, 1992. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Speaking of Speaking aims to enrich the reading of the biblical text by offering a coordinated analysis of direct discourse markers, not only in order to consolidate a considerable body of work that is often overlooked by scholars, but also to move further toward a synthesis that can permit informed generalizations not possible at the present time. Seller Inventory # AAN9789004096028

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 323.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Samuel Meier
Published by Brill, Netherlands (1992)
ISBN 10: 9004096027 ISBN 13: 9789004096028
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Brill, Netherlands, 1992. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Speaking of Speaking aims to enrich the reading of the biblical text by offering a coordinated analysis of direct discourse markers, not only in order to consolidate a considerable body of work that is often overlooked by scholars, but also to move further toward a synthesis that can permit informed generalizations not possible at the present time. Seller Inventory # AAN9789004096028

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 326.91
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

SAMUEL A. MEIER.
Published by BRILL (1992)
ISBN 10: 9004096027 ISBN 13: 9789004096028
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BRILL, 1992. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9789004096028 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0122261

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 318.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.55
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Meier, Samuel A.
Published by Brill Academic Pub (1992)
ISBN 10: 9004096027 ISBN 13: 9789004096028
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Brill Academic Pub, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 383 pages. 9.50x6.25x1.25 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __9004096027

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 389.26
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.89
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds