­פרופ' תמר צבי Prof. Tamar Zewi    

החוג ללשון העברית

הפקולטה למדעי הרוח - אוניברסיטת חיפה

Dept. of Hebrew Language

Faculty of Humanities - University of Haifa

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Ph.D., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1993
M.A., The University of Tel-Aviv, 1987
B.A., The University of Tel-Aviv, 1983

E-Mail tzewi@univ.haifa.ac.il

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Academic position

Lecturer, University of Haifa, 1993 - 2000

Senior Lecturer, University of Haifa, 2001 - 2008

Associate Professor, University of Haifa, 2009 - present

Head of the Department of Hebrew Language at the University of Haifa, March 2013 – present

Head of the Joseph & Racheline Barda Chair for the Study and Research of Jewish Heritage in Egypt, October 2013 - present

Major Research Fields

Hebrew and Semitic linguistics (especially syntax), Biblical Hebrew, Classical Arabic and Mediaeval Judaeo-Arabic, Ge’ez, Akkadian of El-Amarna, Ugaritic, Bible translations into Semitic languages, Tafsīr Saadya Gaon  

Publications

Doctoral Thesis:

Zewi, Tamar. 1992. Syntactical Modifications Reflecting the Functional Structure of the Sentence in Biblical Hebrew. Doctoral Dissertation. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (in Hebrew).
Supervisor: Prof. Gideon Goldenberg, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


Books Authored:

Zewi, Tamar. 1999. A Syntactical Study of Verbal Forms Affixed by -n(n) Endings in Classical Arabic, Biblical Hebrew, El-Amarna Akkadian and Ugaritic.(Alter Orient und Altes Testament 260). Münster: Ugarit-Verlag.

Zewi, Tamar. 2007. Parenthesis in Biblical Hebrew. (Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics 50). Leiden: Brill.

Ephʿal-Jaruzelska, Izabela & Zewi, Tamar. 2013. Gramatyka hebrajszczyzny biblijnej: w zarysie (The Grammar of Biblical Hebrew: An Outline). Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN (Polish Scientific Publishers PWN) (in Polish).

Zewi, Tamar. (forthcoming). The Samaritan Version of Saadya Gaon’s Translation of the Pentateuch. (Biblia Arabica: Texts and Studies). Leiden: Brill. 


Books Edited

Livnat, Zohar; Maschler, Yael, and Zewi, Tamar. eds. 2011. Proceedings of the 25th Annual Meeting (17 February 2009) and 26th Annual Meeting (8 February 2010) of the Haiim B. Rosén Israeli Linguistic Society  18. Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University & Haifa: The University of Haifa. (in Hebrew).

Zewi, Tamar. Associate/Subject Editor of:
Khan, G. General Editor & Sh. Bolozky, S. E. Fassberg, G. A. Rendsburg, A. D. Rubin, O. R. Schwarzwald, T. Zewi. Associate Editors. 2013. Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics (=EHLL) I-IV. Leiden: Brill.

Henshke, Yehudith; Maman, Aharon, and Zewi, Tamar. eds. 2014. Carmillim (Haivrit Weaúyoteha) 10. (in Hebrew).


Articles:

1.      Zewi, Tamar. 1994. “The Nominal Sentence in Biblical Hebrew.” In: Goldenberg, G. & Raz, Sh. eds. Semitic and Cushitic Studies. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz: 145-167.

2.      Zewi, Tamar. 1995. “Subject-Predicate Word Order of Nominal Clauses in El-Amarna Letters.” Ugarit-Forschungen 27: 657-693. 

3.      Zewi, Tamar. 1996. “Subordinate Nominal Sentences Involving Prolepsis in Biblical Hebrew.” Journal of Semitic Studies 41: 1-20. 

4.      Zewi, Tamar. 1996. “The Particles הִנֵּה and וְהִנֵּה in Biblical Hebrew.” Hebrew Studies 37: 21-37.

5.      Zewi, Tamar. 1996. “The Definition of the Copula and the Role of 3rd Independent Personal Pronouns in Nominal Sentences of Semitic Languages.” Folia Linguistica Historica 17: 41-55.

6.      Zewi, Tamar. 1997. “Saadia Gaon's Translations to Nominal Sentences in the Pentateuch.” Massorot 9-11: 511-526. (in Hebrew).

7.      Zewi, Tamar. 1997. “Subjects Preceded by the Preposition 'et in Biblical Hebrew.” In: Wagner, A. ed. Studien zur Hebräischen Grammatik (Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis 156). Freiburg (Schweiz): Universittverlag & Goettingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht: 171-183.

8.      Zewi, Tamar. 1997. “Faulty Vocalization and Modern Hebrew.” Helkat Lashon 25: 115-130. (in Hebrew).

9.      Zewi, Tamar. 1997. “On Similar Syntactical Roles of inūma in El-Amarna and hnh, whnh and hn in Biblical Hebrew.” Journal of the Ancient Near Eastern Society 25: 71-86. 

10.  Zewi, Tamar. 1998. “The Syntactical Status of Exceptive Phrases in Biblical Hebrew.” Biblica 79: 542-548.

11.  Zewi, Tamar. 1998. “The Negative Particle as a Predicate in Hebrew.” In: Allon, E. & Trumer, P. eds. Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Meeting of Societatis Linguisticae Europaeae Sodalicium Israelense, Beit Berl, May 5th, 1998. Kfar-Sava: Beit Berl College: 41-48. (in Hebrew).

12.  Zewi, Tamar. 1999. “Relative Clauses in Saadya Gaon's Translation to the Pentateuch.” Annali dell'Istituto Universitario Orientale di Napoli 57 (1997): 426-449. 

13.  Zewi, Tamar. 1999. “Time in Nominal Sentences in the Semitic Languages.” Journal of Semitic Studies 44: 195-214.

14.  Zewi, Tamar. 1999. “Interrupted Syntactical Structures in Biblical Hebrew.” Zeitschrift für Althebraistik 12: 83-95. 

15.  Zewi, Tamar. 1999. “Incomplete Topicalization in Biblical Hebrew and Modern Hebrew and Several Arabic Bible Translations.” Australian Journal of Linguistics 19: 241-253.

16.  Zewi, Tamar. 1999. “Tripartite Nominal Clauses and Appositions in Biblical Hebrew.” Ancient Near Eastern Studies 36: 36-47. 

17.  Zewi, Tamar. 2000. “Relative Clauses in Saadya Gaon's Translation of the Pentateuch According to Ms. St. Petersburg.” In: Mifsud, M. ed. Proceedings of the Third International Conference of AIDA Held in Malta on 29 March - 2 April, 1998. Paris: Association Internationale de Dialectologie Arabe: 179-183.

18.  Zewi, Tamar. 2000. “Is There a Tripartite Nominal Sentence in Biblical Hebrew?” Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages 26: 51-63.

19.  Zewi, Tamar. 2001. “Semantic Changes in the Language of the Law.” Hebrew Linguistics 48: 55-62. (in Hebrew).

20.  Zewi, Tamar. 2001. “The Translations of 'hnh' and 'whnh' in the Tafsir of Sa‘adia to the Pentateuch.” Ben ‘Ever La- ‘Arav 2: 61-77. (in Hebrew).

21.  Zewi, Tamar. 2001. “Energicus in Saadya Gaon's Translation of the Pentateuch.” In: Zaborski, A. ed. New Data and New Methods in Afroasiatic Linguistics - Robert Hetzron in Memoriam. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz: 223-230.

22.  Zewi, Tamar. 2001. “Biblical Hebrew Word Order and Saadya Gaon’s Translation of the Pentateuch.” Ancient Near Eastern Studies 38: 42-57.

23.  Zewi, Tamar & van der Merwe, Christo H. J. 2001. “Biblical Hebrew Nominal Clause: Definitions of Subject and Predicate.” Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages 27: 81-99.

24.  Zewi, Tamar. 2002. “Syntactic Questions in Saadya Gaon's Translation of the Pentateuch.” Massorot 12: 103-115. (in Hebrew).

25.  Zewi, Tamar. 2002-2003. “Semitic Languages in Contact – Syntactic Changes in the Verbal System.” Haivrit Weaúyoteha 2-3: 243-253. (in Hebrew).

26.  Zewi, Tamar. 2004. “Reflections of Biblical Hebrew Syntax in Modern Hebrew.” Hebrew Higher Education 11:113-121.

27.  Zewi, Tamar. 2004. “Grammatical Agreement in Saadya Gaon’s Translation of the Pentateuch.” Jerusalem Studies in Arabic and Islam 29: 84-110.

28.  Zewi, Tamar. 2005. “Diminutive.” In: Versteegh, K. & Others. Eds. Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics V.1. Leiden: Brill: 637-640.

29.  Zewi, Tamar. 2006. “Energicus.” In: Versteegh, K. & Others. Eds. Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics V. 2. Leiden: Brill: 22-25.

30.  Zewi, Tamar. 2006. “Gender of Numerals in Several Semitic Languages.” Hebrew Linguistics 57:89-93. (in Hebrew).

31.  Zewi, Tamar. 2004-2007. “Biblical Parallels and Biblical Hebrew Syntax.” Zeitschrift für Althebraistik 17:  230-246.

32.  Zewi, Tamar. 2007. “Nominal Clause Patterns in the Geez Octateuch.” In: Bar, T. & Cohen, E. Eds. Studies in Semitic and General Linguistics in Honor of  Gideon Goldenberg. (Alter Orient und Altes Testament 334). Münster: Ugarit-Verlag: 181-207.

33.  Zewi, Tamar. 2007. “Nominal Clause Patterns in the Dead Sea Scrolls.” In: Maman, A. Fassberg, S. & Breuer. Y. Eds. Sha'arei Lashon: Studies in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Jewish Languages Presented to Moshe Bar-Asher I. Jerusalem: The Bialik Institute: 64-80. (in Hebrew).

34.  Zewi, Tamar. 2007. “The Syntactic Function of Negative Particles in Biblical Hebrew and English Bible Translations.” Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages 33: 99-113.

35.  Zewi, Tamar. 2007. “Saadia Gaon et la syntaxe de l'hébreu Biblique.” REEH 12: Études en langue, littérature et civilisation hébraïques (18e congrès européen d'études hébraïques, Brit Ivrit Olamit, Malaga, Espagne, 10-14 Octobre 2004): 75-83. (in Hebrew).

36.  Zewi, Tamar. 2008. “Content Clauses in Hebrew.” Lěšonénu 70: 627-657. (in Hebrew).

37.  Zewi, Tamar. 2008. “Nominal Clauses in the Dead Sea Scrolls.” Journal of Jewish Studies 59/2: 273-291.

38.  Zewi, Tamar. 2008. “Multilayers in Modern Hebrew Syntax.” Hebrew Studies 49: 195-206.

39.  Zewi, Tamar. 2009. “Biblical Hebrew Tenses and Saadya Gaon’s Translation of the Pentateuch.” Ancient Near Eastern Studies 46: 1-31.

40.  Zewi, Tamar. 2009. “Content Expressions in Biblical Hebrew.” In: Goldenberg. G. and Shisha Halevy, A. Eds. Egyptian, Semitic and General Grammar, Studies in Memory of H. J. Polotsky. Jerusalem: The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities: 302-316.

41.  Zewi, Tamar & Reshef, Yael. 2009. “The Active Participle and Temporal Expression in Hebrew.” Lěšonénu 71: 315-344. (in Hebrew).

42.  Zewi, Tamar. 2010. “Time expression in Nominal Sentences in Biblical Hebrew.” Hebrew Linguistics 64: 85-96. (in Hebrew).

43.  Zewi, Tamar. 2010. “The Particlesהִנֵּה  and וְהִנֵּה  in Several Bible translations.” Folia Orientalia 47: 181-191.

44.  Zewi, Tamar. 2011. “Coordinated and Subordinated Clauses in Saadya Gaon’s Translation of the Pentateuch.” In: Oettinger, A. & Bar-Maoz, D. eds. Mittuv Yosef: Yosef Tobi Jubilee Volume, Vol. 3. Haifa: The Center for the Study of Jewish Culture in Spain and Islamic Countries, University of Haifa: 42-48. (in Hebrew).

45.  Mor, Uri & Zewi, Tamar. 2011. “The Nominal Clause in the Hebrew Legal Documents and Letters from the Judean Dessert.” Lěšonénu 73: 129-138. (in Hebrew).

46.  Zewi, Tamar. 2011. “On רָאָה כִּי and רָאָה וְהִנֵּה in Biblical Hebrew.” In: Geiger, G. with Massimo Pazzini. eds.  En pāsē grammatikē kai sophiā: Saggi di linguistica ebraica in onore di Alviero Niccacci, ofm. Jerusalem: Franciscan Printing Press and Milano: Edizioni Terra Santa: 405-414.

47.  Zewi, Tamar. 2011. “Is There a wāw al-ma>iyyah in Biblical Hebrew?” Journal of the Ancient Near Eastern Society 32: 145-156.

48.  Zewi, Tamar. 2012. “Prepositional Phrases as Subjects in Several Semitic Languages.” In: Hasselbach, R. & Pat-El, N. eds. Language and Nature: Papers Presented to John Huehnergard on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday. (Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization 67). Chicago: The Oriental Institute: 465-476.

49.  Zewi, Tamar. 2012. “Indirect Responses in Biblical Hebrew.” Folia Orientalia 49: 557-567.

50.  Zewi, Tamar. 2013. “Content Clauses in the Dead Sea Scrolls.” In: Fassberg, S. E., Bar-Asher, M., Clements, R. A. eds. Hebrew in the Second Temple Period: The Hebrew of the Dead Sea Scrolls and of Other Contemporary Sources. (Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah 108). Leiden: Brill: 289-298.

51.  Zewi, Tamar. 2013. “Syntax, Biblical Hebrew.” In: Khan, G. ed. Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics III. Leiden: Brill: 688-699.

52.  Zewi, Tamar. 2013. “Content Clauses.” In: Khan, G. ed. Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics I. Leiden: Brill: 601-604.

53.  Zewi, Tamar. 2013. “Nominal Clause.” In: Khan, G. ed. Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics II. Leiden: Brill: 830-839.

54.  Zewi, Tamar. 2013. “Relative Clause, Modern Hebrew.” In: Khan, G. ed. Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics III. Leiden: Brill: 359-363.

55.  Zewi, Tamar. 2013. “Exceptive Construction.” In: Khan, G. ed. Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics I. Leiden: Brill: 873-874.

56.  Zewi, Tamar. 2013. “Root.” In: Khan, G. ed. Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics III. Leiden: Brill: 428-431.

57.  Zewi, Tamar. 2013. “Directive he.” In: Khan, G. ed. Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics I. Leiden: Brill: 744-746.

58.  Zewi, Tamar. 2013. “Collectives, Modern Hebrew.” In: Khan, G. ed. Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics I. Leiden: Brill: 479-480.

59.  Zewi, Tamar. 2014. “Proper Names in the Samaritan Version of Saadya Gaon’s Translation of the Pentateuch.” Ben ‘Ever La-‘Arav 6: 97-108. (in Hebrew).

60.  Zewi, Tamar. 2014. “רָאָה כִּי and רָאָה וְהִנֵּה in Biblical Hebrew”. In: Bar-Asher, M. & Meir, I. eds. NITE ILAN: Studies in  Hebrew and Related Fields Presented to Ilan Eldar. Jerusalem: The Academy of the Hebrew Language. (in Hebrew).

61.  Mor, Uri & Zewi, Tamar. (forthcoming). “The Nominal Clause in the Hebrew Legal Documents and Letters from the Judean Dessert.” In: Van Hecke, P. & Tigchelaar, E. eds. The Hebrew of the Late Second Temple Period between the Bible and the Mishnah. (Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah). Leiden: Brill.

62.  Zewi, Tamar & Oren, Mikhal. (forthcoming). “Semitic Languages in Contact - Syntactic Changes in the Verbal System and in Verbal Complementation.” In: Butts, A. M. ed. Semitic Languages in Contact. (Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics).

63.  Zewi, Tamar. (forthcoming). “Proper Nouns in the Samaritan Version of Saadya Gaon’s Translation of the Pentateuch.” Journal of Semitic Studies.

64.  Zewi, Tamar. (forthcoming). “The Study of Hebrew Syntax: State of Research.” Hebrew Linguistics. (in Hebrew).

65.  Zewi, Tamar. (forthcoming). “Aramaic Component and Aramaisms in the Arabic Column of Ms. BL OR7562.” Aramaic Studies.

66.  Zewi, Tamar. (forthcoming). “Biblical Hebrew Syntax.” In: Lange, A. ed. Textual History of the Bible. Leiden: Brill.

67.  Zewi, Tamar. (forthcoming). “Arabic Versions of the Samaritan Pentateuch.” In: Lange, A. ed. Textual History of the Bible. Leiden: Brill


Review Articles:

1.      Zewi, Tamar. 2001. “Review of Tal Goldfajn. Word Order and Time in Biblical Hebrew Narrative. (Oxford Theological Monographs). Clarendon Press, Oxford. 1998. xvi + 169pp. ISBN: 0-19-826953-6.” Journal of Semitic Studies 46: 143-146.

2.      Zewi, Tamar. 2002. “Review of Eugen J. Pentiuc. West Semitic Vocabulary in the Akkadian Texts from Emar. Eisenbrauns: Winona Lake, Indiana. 2001.” Review of Biblical Literature 2002/ 9 [http://www.bookreviews.org].

3.      Zewi, Tamar. 2003. “Review of Stefan C. Reif. Ed. The Cambridge Genizah Collections: Their Contents and Significance. (Cambridge University Library Genizah Series 1). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. 2002.” Review of Biblical Literature 2003/ 8 [http://www.bookreviews.org].

4.      Zewi, Tamar. 2003. “Review of Nancy L. de Claissé-Walford. Biblical Hebrew: An Introductory Textbook. Chalice Press: St. Louis, Mo. 2002.” Hebrew Studies 44: 226-234.

5.      Zewi, Tamar. 2004. “Review of Ian Young. Ed. Biblical Hebrew: Studies in Chronology and Typology. T & T Clark International: London & New York. 2003.” Review of Biblical Literature 2003/8 [http://www.bookreviews.org].

6.      Zewi, Tamar. 2004. “Review of Susan Anne Groom. Linguistic Analysis of Biblical Hebrew. Paternoster Press: Waynesboro, Ga. 2003.” Hebrew Studies 45: 292-295.

7.      Zewi, Tamar. 2004. “Review of Roy L. Heller. Narrative Structure and Discourse Constellations: An Analysis of Clause Function in Biblical Hebrew Prose. Harvard Semitic Studies 51. Eisenbrauns: Winona Lake, Ind. 2004.” Hebrew Studies 45: 298-302.

8.      Zewi, Tamar. 2004-2005. “Review of Simcha Kogut. Syntax and Exegesis. The Hebrew University Magnes Press: Jerusalem. 2002.” Haivrit Weayoteha 4-5: 369-371. (in Hebrew).

9.      Zewi, Tamar. 2005. “Review of Roy L. Heller. Narrative Structure and Discourse Constellations: An Analysis of Clause Function in Biblical Hebrew Prose. Harvard Semitic Studies 51. Eisenbrauns: Winona Lake, Indiana. 2004.” Lěšonénu 67: 219-223. (in Hebrew).

10.  Zewi, Tamar. 2006. “Review of Steven E. Fassberg and Avi Hurvitz, Biblical Hebrew in Its Northwest Semitic Setting: Typological and Historical Perspectives, Publication of the Institute for Advanced Studies, 1, Jerusalem: The Hebrew University Magnes Press and Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns 2006.” Lěšonénu 68: 341-351. (in Hebrew).

11.  Zewi, Tamar. 2007. “Review of P. Joüon and T. Muraoka. A Grammar of Biblical Hebrew. Subsidia Biblica 27. Editrice Pontificio Instituto Biblico: Rome. 2006.” Hebrew Studies 48: 345-348.

12.  Zewi, Tamar. 2007. “Review of S. I. Sara, and S. M. Mauck. Eds. And Trans. Yehuda ben David Hayyuwj, Tanqiyt‛: A Treatise on Hebrew Vowels, Translation, Notes and Analysis. München: Lincom Europa, 2005.” The Phonetician 96: 61-63.

13.  Zewi, Tamar. 2008. “Review of Ronald J. Williams. Williams’ Hebrew Syntax. Third Edition. Revised and Expanded by John C. Beckman. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007.” Hebrew Studies 49: 320-322.

14.  Zewi, Tamar. 2008-2009. “Review of Harduf, David Mendel & Harduf, Eleanor. Harduf's Transliterated English-Hebrew dictionary V. 1-18: A-Submerge. Ontario, Canada: Harduf Books. 1994-2008.” Haivrit Weayoteha 8-9: 303-305. (in Hebrew).

15.  Zewi, Tamar. 2010. “Review of S. Holst. Verbs and War Scroll: Studies in the Hebrew Verbal System and the Qumran War Scroll. (Studia Semitica Upsaliensia 25). Uppsala: Uppsala University, 2008.” Ancient Near Eastern Studies 47:328-329.

16.  Zewi, Tamar. 2011. “Review of Yoo-Ki Kim. The Function of the Tautological Infinitive in Classical Biblical Hebrew. (Harvard Semitic Studies 60). Eisenbrauns, Winona Lake, Indiana. 2009.” Journal of Semitic Studies 56/2: 406-409.

17.  Zewi, Tamar. 2012. “Review of S. L. Shead. Radical Frame Semantics and Biblical Hebrew: Exploring Lexical Semantics. (Biblical Interpretation Series 108). Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2011.” Ancient Near Eastern Studies 49: 240-242.

18.  Zewi, Tamar. 2014. “Review of Joshua Blau, Hebrew Linguistics, Jerusalem: The Bialik Institute , 2013.”  Lěšonénu 76: 511-515. (in Hebrew).


Other:

1.      Zewi, Tamar & Lev, Emily. 2008. “Bibliography of the Nominal Clause in the Semitic Languages with a Special Attention to All Levels of Hebrew.” Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages 34/1: 105-127.


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