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the Syriac version does not suggest a preference for poverty at all. Rather, Ben Sira asserts that a person should not accumulate wealth by living as a poor person, and should use his wealth in his life because one does not know when he will die. In fact, the general sense is quite the opposite of a

In: Aramaic Studies

], New Revised Standard Version [ NRSV ], New English Translation [ NET ]) or the imperatival ‘Look!’ (so Common English Bible [ CEB ], New American Standard Bible [ NASB ], New International Version [ NIV ], New Living Translation [ NLT ]). 55 Both are understandable translations. A contrastive element

In: Aramaic Studies

texts usually do, speak about the words ‘God’, ‘beginning’, ‘creating’, ‘heaven’, etc., while also speaking about the objects. Targum is thus characterized by use of the object language, but motivated (at least partly) by a meta-linguistic reflection on the meaning of words, namely those of the biblical

In: Aramaic Studies
Author: Eva Tyrell

material remains, written documents, research, or their own experience, and they also make an effort for verisimilitude by creating the impression that the events are “true to life”. 13 Equally conducive in a different vein is the narrative representation of experientiality. 14 Claims to explanatory

In: Strategies of Persuasion in Herodotus’ Histories and Genesis–Kings
Author: Ahmad Al-Jallad

. This, however, is based on a misreading of Sibawayh by Beeston and an outdated understanding of the Proto-Semitic sibilants. It is more likely that this pattern of borrowing was motivated by the fact that Arabic had only one voiceless plain sibilant, [s], in pre-Islamic times, the reflex of ‮ش‬‎ being

In: Aramaic Studies
Author: Eva Tyrell

if the past world to be narratively constructed is quite different from our present actual world, as is, say, the life of women cellists in seventeenth to eighteenth-century Italy? If I were to write a history about these cellists, should my narrator be my contemporary or that of the musicians? Will

In: Strategies of Persuasion in Herodotus’ Histories and Genesis–Kings
Author: Eva Tyrell

their leaders after Joshua, to the standards and laws of the Torah. Since the condition for living in the promised land is faithfulness to the words of the Torah, the Torah of Deuteronomy is established as a metatext or foil through which the following chapters of Israel’s history should be read. If

In: Strategies of Persuasion in Herodotus’ Histories and Genesis–Kings
Author: Siam Bhayro

. 204. I would like to thank Mr. Kevin Van Bladel for help with this Arabic source. 27 For a brief introduction to the life and work of H . unayn, see L.E. Goodman, ‘The Translation of Greek Materials into Arabic’, in M.J.L. Young et al. (eds), Religion, Learning and Science in the ‘Abbasid Period (CHAL

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say that rhetoric is limited to the linguistic. Persuasion exceeds and sometimes flouts language; just think of how easily we are swayed by a smell or taste that evokes some memory or feeling, or how powerfully motivated we are by emotions, sensations, and desires we cannot always articulate. In the

In: Influence: On Rhetoric and Biblical Interpretation

classified as an inherited loanword. 74 In contradistinction to the eastern dialects, the /t/ of the SamAr form was not reinterpreted as a feminine ending. Thus, in SamAr at least, the unusual representation of ⟨τ⟩ by ⟨‮ת‬‎⟩ was not motivated by the reanalysis as an Aramaic morpheme. What’s more, only in

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