Pragmatics: Biblical Hebrew
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Over two decades have elapsed since pragmatics was introduced as a linguistic discipline in the field of biblical studies. Since then, it has become integral alongside other branches of linguistics that have a long tradition as tools for biblical interpretation. The introduction of pragmatics in the study of Biblical Hebrew proved pivotal within the field, ushering in a significant change of perspective due to the integration of narrative aspects of the text into linguistic analysis (Bergen 1994…

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Di Giulio, Marco, “Pragmatics: Biblical Hebrew”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 16 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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