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Reconsidering prepositions and Case assignment in the text of Revelation 4 and 5

S.J.P.K. Riekert
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 60, No 1/2 | a511 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v60i1/2.511 | © 2004 S.J.P.K. Riekert | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 October 2004 | Published: 20 October 2004

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S.J.P.K. Riekert, University of the Free State, South Africa

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Abstract

In order to describe the government by prepositions in the book of Revelation in terms of the Government and Binding Theory, it is imperative that the sub-theory of Case assignment be considered. With the latter as point of departure one may describe, i) the shifts from autothematic and structural Case to oblique Case, ii) the use of prepositions with oblique Case instead of the structural genitive Case, and( iii) the peculiarities of the Case and case assignment of the preposition [foreign font omitted], as found in Revelation 4 and 5.

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