Abegg, M. G. (1998). 'The Hebrew of the Dead Sea scrolls', in P. W. Flint and J. C. VanderKam (eds.), Dead Sea scrolls after fifty years: A comprehensive assessment, vol 1. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 325-358.
The Greek language is prodigal in its use of participial constructions, a usage that may be said to be an essential characteristic of Greek style. The genetivus absolutus and participium coniunctum are used repeatedly--sometimes even in rapid succession--to replace whole clauses with their finite predicates. This holds true for both Classical Greek and the Koine. Here the author introduces a few points which may serve to elucidate what the occurence of part. coni. tells us about the Septuagint as a translation. [excerpt; conf abst in Bul Septuagint St 14,49-51 Fall 82].