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Title: What is פשׁר of פשׁר in Qumran Hebrew?
Author(s): MURAOKA, Takamitsu
Journal: Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Volume: 58    Date: 2021   
Pages: 111-115
DOI: 10.2143/ANES.58.0.3290200

Abstract :
In a substantial quantity of non-biblical Qumran texts classified as pesher literature, the Hebrew word פשׁר is the key word. Here we are not concerned with a purely lexical, semantic question: what does the substantive, פֶּשֶׁר, mean? Our interest is in aspects of its syntax and syntagmatics: this latter represents an interface between syntax and lexicography. We shall look at these aspects under two headings. Under A) we deal with patterns in which a substantive appears with no conjunctive pronoun or possessive suffix attached, but in the st. cst., and under B) we deal with patterns in which a substantive has a 3ms suffix, ו-, attached, thus in the form of פשרו.

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