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Biblical ambiguities [electronic resource] : metaphor, semantics, and divine imagery / by David H. Aaron.

By: Aaron, David H, 1956-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Brill reference library of ancient Judaism: v. 4.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2001Description: 1 online resource (ix, 221 p.).ISBN: 1417561580 (electronic bk.); 9781417561582 (electronic bk.); 904740078X; 9789047400783; 9789004120327 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9004120327 (hardcover : alk. paper).Subject(s): Metaphor in the Bible | Bible. O.T. -- Language, style | Electronic books | Bible. A.T. -- Style | M�etaphore dans la Bible | RELIGION -- Biblical Criticism & Interpretation -- Old Testament | Oude Testament | Tekstinterpretatie | Metaforen | Altes Testament | Bildersprache | J�udische Theologie | Teologi TeologiGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Biblical ambiguities.DDC classification: 221.6/6 Other classification: 11.41 | 18.76 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Table of Contents; Preface; 1. Introduction: Ambiguity and Figurative Speech; 2. Distinguishing Metaphors from Non-Metaphors; 3. A Non-Binary Conceptualization of Meaning; 4. Toward a Model for Gradient Judgments; 5. Typicality Conditions and Relevance; 6. Metaphor as a Gradient Judgment; 7. Idolatry: The Most Challenging Metaphor; 8. Aniconism as a Narrowing of the Conditions-of-Relevance; 9. Conclusion; Bibliography of Works Cited; Index of Names and Subjects; Index of Scriptural References.
Summary: This volume poses as its central question: when we read a passage in the Hebrew Bible, how do we know whether the passage was meant literally or metaphorically? This study argues that our assumptions as to how language works influences the way we interpret biblical texts.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-214) and indexes.

Table of Contents; Preface; 1. Introduction: Ambiguity and Figurative Speech; 2. Distinguishing Metaphors from Non-Metaphors; 3. A Non-Binary Conceptualization of Meaning; 4. Toward a Model for Gradient Judgments; 5. Typicality Conditions and Relevance; 6. Metaphor as a Gradient Judgment; 7. Idolatry: The Most Challenging Metaphor; 8. Aniconism as a Narrowing of the Conditions-of-Relevance; 9. Conclusion; Bibliography of Works Cited; Index of Names and Subjects; Index of Scriptural References.

This volume poses as its central question: when we read a passage in the Hebrew Bible, how do we know whether the passage was meant literally or metaphorically? This study argues that our assumptions as to how language works influences the way we interpret biblical texts.

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