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Biblical Ambiguities: Metaphor, Semantics, and Divine Imagery

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Ancient texts are ambiguous, and this volume seeks to show that the Hebrew Bible is no exception. Applying a linguistic model, David H. Aaron systematically examines and veritably celebrates this inherent ambiguity in order to understand God-related idioms in the Hebrew Bible, more specifically, whether a particular idiom is meant to be understood metaphorically. Aaron examines the original intent of the writers of biblical literature and suggests that one can conceptualise texts as metonyms for their authors and their historical contexts. Through an in-depth exploration of semantic theory, Aaron places metaphor on a non-binary "continuum of meaning" instead of using a limiting either/or conception of figurative speech. Aaron challenges current methodologies that dominate biblical scholarship regarding metaphor and offers alternatives to the standard approaches. This interdisciplinary project takes into consideration a broad range of issues, which point to further areas of study. Aaron's model for gradient judgements - that is, a method for judging statements and placing them on a "continuum of meaning" - offers a building block for biblical study and interpretation.

Product Specifications

Author
David H. Aaron
Binding
Paperback
EAN
0884961014555
EANList
  • 0884961014555
Format
Bargain Price
ItemDimensions
  • 71 hundredths-inches
  • 856 hundredths-inches
  • 660 hundredths-inches
Label
Brill Academic Publishers
Languages
  • English, Published English, Unknown
Manufacturer
Brill Academic Publishers
MPN
new-20170302-c0018238
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
222
PackageDimensions
  • 70 hundredths-inches
  • 900 hundredths-inches
  • 70 Hundredths Pounds
  • 600 hundredths-inches
PackageQuantity
1
PartNumber
new-20170302-c0018238
ProductGroup
Book
ProductTypeName
ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate
2002-05-01
Publisher
Brill Academic Publishers
Studio
Brill Academic Publishers
Title
Biblical Ambiguities: Metaphor, Semantics, and Divine Imagery
UPC
884961014555
UPCList
  • 884961014555
isbn-13-20
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