Daniel Leavins is the Pastor of Young Adults at Immanuel Bible Church in Springfield, VA. He holds a Ph.D. in Semitic Languages from The Catholic University of America. His writings aim to bring together insights from the fields of Semitics, linguistics, and biblical studies.
Authors of the Hebrew Bible had at least 17 different verbs which they could use to represent “leading” or “guiding” in the Hebrew Bible. What are these “verbs of leading” and how are they related to one another? Why did an author choose the particular “leading” verb he chose in a particular context? Every occurrence of a verb of leading in the Hebrew Bible is examined through the lens of semantic-role theory by assigning roles to each of the phrases typically used with the verbs. This study resolves some problem passages and supplements traditional lexicographical research.
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