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ORGANIZATION OF TIME / כמה בחינות לגבי ארגון הזמן

נפתלי טוקר, נפתלי צוקר and NAFTALI TUCKER
Beit Mikra: Journal for the Study of the Bible and Its World / בית מקרא: כתב-עת לחקר המקרא ועולמו
כרך כח‎, חוברת ב (צ"ג‎) (טבת-אדר תשמ"ג), pp. 168-176
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23504323
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ORGANIZATION OF TIME / כמה בחינות לגבי ארגון הזמן
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Abstract

This article deals with various aspects of the organization of time in Biblical narration. Definite boundaries marking change of time are signposts that allow the perception of movement in the narration. With all that, it is the development of events on the basis of cause and effect which create the perception of order — that which precedes and that which follows. A perception of a chronological stream of events is realized on the basis of units whose structure is that of command and its implementation. Someone calls for an action and it its following phase the process of its implementation is presented. The very transition from one to the other phase suggests a stream of time. There are some units where the presentation of one phase is short and the other long, and vice-versa. This essay also brings examples of various stylistic forms of connection between process and process in the total framework of events which, in this form, also realize the motion of time.

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