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A Lexical and Iconographical Study of the Word BMH When Not a Reference to Cultic Phenomena in Biblical and Post-biblical Hebrew

by W. Boyd Barrick;

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Bmh As Body Language

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This is a fresh, systematic, and comprehensive examination of the Hebrew word BMH in biblical and post-biblical passages where it supposedly carries its primary topographical sense.It is customarily assumed that the Hebrew word BMH denotes a "high place," first a topographical elevation and derivatively a cult place elevated either by location or construction. This book offers a fresh, systematic, and comprehensive examination of the word in those biblical and post-biblical passages where it supposedly carries its primary topographical sense. Although the word is used in this way in only a handful of its attestations, they are sufficiently numerous and contextually diverse to yield sound systematic, rather than ad hoc, conclusions as to its semantic content. Special attention is paid to its likely Semitic and unlikely Greek cognates, pertinent literary, compositional, and text-critical matters, and the ideological and iconographical ambiance of each occurrence.This study concludes that the non-cultic word BMH is actually bomet, carrying primarily (if not always) an anatomical sense approximate to English "back," sometimes expanded to the "body" itself.The phrase bmty-rs (Amos 4:13, Micah 1:3, and CAT 1.4 VII 34; also Deut. 32:13a, Isa. 58:14ab-ba, and Sir. 46:9b) derives from the international mythic imagery of the Storm-God: it refers originally to the "mythological mountains," conceptualized anthropomorphically, which the god surmounts in theophany, symbolically expressing his cosmic victory and sovereignty. There is no instance where this word (even 2 Sam. 1:19a and 1:25b) is unequivocally a topographical reference.The implications of these findings for identifying the bamah-sanctuary are briefly considered.Over the last 30 years this pioneering series has established an unrivalled reputation for cutting-edge international scholarship in Biblical Studies and has attracted leading authors and editors in the field. The series takes many original and creative approaches to its subjects, including innovative work from historical and theological perspectives, social-scientific and literary theory, and more recent developments in cultural studies and reception history.

Bmh As Body Language by W. Boyd Barrick was published by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc in July 2008. The ISBN for Bmh As Body Language is 9780567026583.

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Details for Bmh As Body Language

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing Plc (July 2008)
Number of Pages208
Thickness12 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1007833
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