In summary, then, -ו is sometimes meaningful and sometimes meaningless.
All of the meaningful instances can be viewed as having one and the same
meaning, whether it be the full four-line truth table of the logical connective
"&" or only one line of that truth table. There is no need to have recourse to any
of the other meanings that have been attributed to it. And if there is no need to
attribute those meanings to -ו, we should refrain from doing so, based on the
principle, enunciated by William of Ockham, that "entities are not be multiplied
Steiner, Richard C. “Does the Biblical Hebrew Conjunction -ו Have Many Meanings, One Meaning, or No Meaning at All?” Journal of Biblical Literature 119, no. 2 (2000): 249–67. https://doi.org/10.2307/3268486.
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