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Tue Jul 14 2015

Books: Biblical Lexicology: Hebrew and Greek: Bons, Joosten, Hunziker-Rodewald (eds.)

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Date: 13-Jul-2015
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Subject: Biblical Lexicology: Hebrew and Greek: Bons, Joosten, Hunziker-Rodewald (eds.)
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Title: Biblical Lexicology: Hebrew and Greek
Subtitle: Semantics – Exegesis – Translation
Series Title: Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 443
Published: 2015
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

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Editor: Eberhard Bons
Editor: Jan Joosten
Editor: Regine Hunziker-Rodewald
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110312065 Pages: 393 Price: Europe EURO 130

Lexicography, together with grammatical studies and textual criticism, forms the basis of biblical exegesis. Recent decades have seen much progress in this field, yet increasing specialization also tends to have the paradoxical effect of turning exegesis into an independent discipline, while leaving lexicography to the experts. The present volume seeks to renew and intensify the exchange between the study of words and the study of texts. This is done in reference to both the Hebrew source text and the earliest Greek translation, the Septuagint. Questions addressed in the contributions to this volume are how linguistic meaning is effected, how it relates to words, and how words may be translated into another language, in Antiquity and today. Etymology, semantic fields, syntagmatic relations, word history, neologisms and other subthemes are discussed. The main current and prospective projects of biblical lexicology or lexicography are presented, thus giving an idea of the state of the art. Some of the papers also open up wider perspectives of interpretation.

Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
                            Ling & Literature

Subject Language(s): Greek, Ancient (grc)
                            Hebrew, Ancient (hbo)

Written In: English (eng)

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