By Andre Lemaire
This quantity publishes the papers given through invitation on the seventeenth Congress of the overseas association for the research of the outdated testomony, which was once held in Basel from 5-10 August 2001.
It provides a cutting-edge of the present exegesis of the Hebrew Bible, considering the most recent study often linguistics and semitic philology, in addition to textual feedback (Massora Magna, Septuagint, Qumran manuscripts), ethno-sociology and archaeology. Feminist religious study are duly represented in addition to the final study on literary feedback at the Pentateuch, in particular in its relation to different historic close to japanese texts (Neo-assyrian and Aramaic inscriptions). eventually, contributions throw gentle at the challenge of non secular interpretation of the Bible (Resurrection of the useless and Biblical Theology).
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The problems have generally be~n recognized in biblical studies; insofar as they have been treated, they have been discussed under the heading of semantics. This has meant that the locus of the metaphor has been seen in single words. Recent work in cognitive linguistics by George Lakoff and his associates offers a theory of metaphorical mapping that may prove useful in taking a broader approach. 80 The second issue proper to linguistics is the role of numbers in argumentation. 81 General linguistics vacillates on this point.
15, 17, 25, 38, 39, 41, 44, 51, 52, 55)· Miller treats Gen 41,16, p. 328. Other dispreferred examples are treated on pp. 329 and 381. O'CONNOR psychological tests that ask if an apple or a coconut is "more of a" fruit, a swallow or a heron "more of a" bird. Prototypicality is at the base of the kind of fuzzy logic that is familiar from Internet search engines. 62 A prototypical speech event in Biblical Hebrew terms can be defined. When significant prototype features are lacking, the description of that speech event may be marked with l'mr; because the oppositions in question are privative, the use of the l'mr frame is never obligatory.
54 For her part Miller demonstrates that l'mr, in origin a form of the verb 'ämar, has been largely frozen or grammaticalized as a complementizer and thus belongs to the same category as most uses of kz and some uses of 'aser. As a grammaticalized expression, it has been bleached of its etymological content, just as the relative pronoun 'aser shows virtually no trace of its original sense, 'step, place'. l'mr is not completely grammaticalized, so that true infinitival uses are found alongside the complementizer usage.