Since James Barr’s work in the 1960s, the challenge for Hebrew scholars has been to continue to apply the insights of linguistic semantics to the study of biblical Hebrew. This book begins by describing a range of approaches to semantic and grammatical analysis, including structural semantics, cognitive linguistics and cognitive metaphors, frame semantics, and William Croft’s Radical Construction Grammar. It then seeks to integrate these, formulating a dynamic approach to lexical semantic analysis based on conceptual frames, using corpus annotation. The model is applied to biblical Hebrew in a detailed study of a family of words related to “exploring,” “searching,” and “seeking.” The results demonstrate the value and potential of cognitive, frame-based approaches to biblical Hebrew lexicology.
Radical Frame Semantics and Biblical Hebrew
By Ruth Sheridan
Using narrative-rhetorical methodologies, including characterisation theory, this book offers a close reading of the Old Testament citations found in John 1:19-12:15 as they are addressed to ‘the Jews’ in the narrative, shedding new light upon the issue of Johannine anti-Judaism.
By Esther Kobel
This book provides an analysis of the role of food, drink and meals in the Fourth Gospel, in the formation of early Christian identity, and of the historical circumstances in which Johannine meal practices may have developed.
By Keith A. Reich
Examining Luke's gospel through audience-oriented rhetorical criticism, this book investigates the speech of Jesus through his use of rhetorical figures. Jesus' speech in Luke's Gospel reveals Luke's message and his means of persuading his audience to accept it.
By Elisabeth Robertson Kennedy
This book illuminates sojourn language in Genesis using an innovative application of sociological theory about ethnic myths. Close exegetical investigation reveals that sojourn, despite its connotations of alienation, is a significant contributor to a strong communal identity for biblical Israel.
By Katie M. Heffelfinger
Drawing on the insights of lyric poetic theory, this book offers a fresh reading of Second Isaiah. This approach advances an argument that the tensive and conflicted divine voice is primary unifying factor in the sequence of poems.
By Lace Marie Williams-Tinajero
Employing John R. Searle’s categories of language and mind, this book analyzes five NT texts from a speech act perspective, what certain NT writers and characters asserted and believed concerning the effects of Christ’s blood, at the literal and metaphorical levels.
By Anna Runesson
Known for its fresh approaches as well as for its complex theoretical foundations, postcolonial studies is one of the most dynamic contributions to the field of biblical studies today. The present book is a pedagogically structured introduction to this emerging field for both scholar and student.
By Leif Hongisto
Making use of postclassical narratology this book proposes a reading experience of the Apocalypse that underlines the role of the reader or listener for meaning creation and interpretation, based on their own life experiences and the imagistic quality of the text.
by Peter Landesmann
It has been proved that theological essays written in the time when those images have been created influenced the iconography. The same influence has been traced in historic events of the relevant times.
Drawing on the ideology of the Augustan era of constructing ancestors, this book is about Paul's creative construction of Abraham as a spiritual ancestor of "all" people who have the faith of Abraham and Sarah. The book breaks new accademic grounds on the value of ancestors in a 21st century ...
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