Academic journal article Journal of Biblical Literature

Nabal and His Wine

Academic journal article Journal of Biblical Literature

Nabal and His Wine

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I GKC, 347-48. BDB says (p. 91) that sometimes the construction "has the force of after that ... but as a rule this is really due to the action denoted by the inf being treated as extending over a period within which the action of the principal verb takes place." That this is not invariably the case is illustrated by the usage in Dent 27:4.

2 See the similar rendering of Everett Fox: "But it was at daybreak, when the wine was going out of Naval, that his wife reported those things to him" (Give Us A King! Samuel, Saul, and David: A New Translation of Samuel I and 11 [New York: Schocken, 1999], 127).

3 Robert Alter, The David Story: A Translation With Commentary of I and 2 Samuel (New York: Norton, 1999), 159.

4 J. D. Levenson, "1 Samuel 25 as Literature and History," in Literary Interpretations of Biblical Narratives (ed. K. R. R. Gros Louis; Nashville: Abingdon, 1982), 2:227. Followed by Ronald Youngblood, 1, 2 Samuel (Expositor's Bible Commentary; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1992), 3:762; Ralph W. Klein, I Samuel (WBC 10; Waco: Word, 1983), 252; Robert D. …

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