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YPḤ “Witness” in Hebrew and Ugaritic

In: Vetus Testamentum
Author: Dennis Pardee1
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 1978 DOI: 10.1163/15685330-99000011 Vetus Testamentum IOSOT ( 2013 ) 99-108 brill.com/vt Vetus Testamentum YPḤ “Witness” in Hebrew and Ugaritic Dennis Pardee Chicago At the risk of slighting other contributions, I would distinguish four principal stages in the scientific elucidation of Hebrew yp( y)ḥ “witness”. Cutting through the equivocations of previous commentators, in 1909 Mayer Lambert stated that yp( y)ḥ in Proverbs (vi 19, xii 17, xiv 5, 25, xix 5, 9) and in Habakkuk (ii 3) must for syntactic reasons be interpreted as a substantive and not as a verb.1 S. E. Loewenstamm provided in

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