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Gam in the Prophetic Discourse

P. 231-250.

Gam as a marker of the result text unit of the prophetic announcement (PA) occurs in the judgmeent speech, hence it is a marker of the announcement of punishment which connotes the negative reciprocity fairness from the part of Yahweh. It takes initial position in a sentence and is followed independent first person pronoun; in most cases it is preceded by the conjunction . PA with gam + independent personal pronoun belongs to the style of exilic-postexilic prophets, who are familiar with the fully conceptualized idea of the covenant – reciprocal relationship between Yahweh and his people. This usage of gam in Ezekiel, other propetic books and Proverbs is probably influenced by the language of the Holiness Code (Lev 26).