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Constructing Words and Word Meaning. Metaphors

Alexander Samely

in Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198270317
eISBN:
9780191683978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270317.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

This chapter deals with the resources regarding the Mishnaic allocation of meaning to words in the biblical text. The Mishnah often suggests that a biblical word has a meaning nuance that calls for ... More


The Beatitudes

Anna Wierzbicka

in What Did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137330
eISBN:
9780199867905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137337.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on those Beatitudes widely regarded as “authentic,” that is, as representing Jesus’ “ipsissima verba,” and stresses their importance as the heart of Jesus’ preaching. It ... More


The Hidden Treasure and the Pearl of Great Price

Anna Wierzbicka

in What Did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137330
eISBN:
9780199867905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137337.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter 7 is devoted to two twin parables and argues that they convey the same message by means of two distinct images. The use of universal human concepts allows us to identify this message and to ... More


Preface

Mary Douglas

in Jacob's Tears: The Priestly Work of Reconciliation

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199265237
eISBN:
9780191602054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199265232.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The author discusses the origin of her book and its purpose, which she describes as setting the two main priestly books of the Pentateuch – the Books of Leviticus and Numbers – in (an ... More


Life's Real Questions: Wisdom Literature In the Bible

Steven L. McKenzie

in How to Read the Bible: History, Prophecy, Literature—Why Modern Readers Need to Know the Difference, and What It Means for Faith Today

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195161496
eISBN:
9780199850419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161496.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Wisdom literature does not claim to be revelation from God—at least not in the same way as the other biblical genres we are exploring—nor does it describe God's revelation in history. Hence, Israel's ... More


Eusebius as Exegete: Interpretive Method in the Commentary on Isaiah

MICHAEL J. HOLLERICH

in Eusebius of Caesarea’s Commentary on Isaiah: Christian Exegesis in the Age of Constantine

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263685
eISBN:
9780191682636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263685.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines Eusebius' intentions and his performance as a biblical interpreter in the Commentary on Isaiah. It shows that for Eusebius, the difference between ‘literal’ and ‘spiritual’ ... More


Honey and Milk Underneath Your Tongue: Chanting a Promised Land

Jacqueline Osherow

in Scrolls of Love: Ruth and the Song of Songs

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225712
eISBN:
9780823237067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225712.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Walter Pater said that music is the highest art because in it, form is indistinguishable from content. What the Song of Songs demonstrates is that poetry can achieve the same ... More


Hermeneutical Reflections

Ian Boxall

in Patmos in the Reception History of the Apocalypse

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199674206
eISBN:
9780191752230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674206.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, History of Christianity

This final chapter reflects more explicitly on what has been achieved in the preceding chapters, and on the wider implications for New Testament scholarship. It argues that modern commentators are ... More


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