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dc.contributor.authorLyons, Michael Alan
dc.identifier.citationLyons , M A 2014 , ' "A barley cake" (Ezek 4:12a) : syntax and redaction ' , Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages , vol. 40 , no. 1 , pp. 79-92 .en
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dc.description.abstractMost commentators and translators have analysed Ezek 4:12a as a construction containing a pre-verbal noun phrase functioning as an adverbial: "And, as a barley cake, you shall eat it". Most commentators have then argued that vv. 12-15 are a redactional extension of v. 9 or v. 10 - even though these verses contain no feminine antecedent for the pronominal suffix in v. 12a. In this essay, I argue that Ezek 4:12a should be analysed as a front (left) dislocation construction. Ezek 4:12-15 represents an independent symbolic act that has been redactionally inserted into the present context, and the function of the dislocation construction is to make the referent "barley cake" more highly available for cognitive processing.
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Northwest Semitic Languagesen
dc.rights© 2014 Department of Ancient Studies, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA. This work has been made available online with permission. This is the final published version of the work, which was originally published at
dc.subjectBS The Bibleen
dc.title"A barley cake" (Ezek 4:12a) : syntax and redactionen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Divinityen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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