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לבוא ולהיכנס : Synchronic and Diachronic Aspects of the Semantics of ‘Coming’ and ‘Going’ in Ancient Hebrew,
(Academy of the Hebrew Language, 2013)
This paper investigates the semantics of the verb בוא in ancient Hebrew. After reviewing some of the scholarship on the semantics of English 'to come', it shows that in many respects biblical בוא differs from 'to come'. ...
Diachronic change and synchronic readings: Midrashim on stative verbs and participles.
(Oxford University Press, 2012-10)
Because of the different verbal systems in the Hebrew of the Bible and the Hebrew of the Mishnah, reading the Bible as if written in Mishnaic Hebrew can produce interesting results. This paper analyses rabbinic comments ...