Language And Imagery Of The Bible Paperback

by G.b. Caird;


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Language And Imagery Of The Bible

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Communication through language is an important area of study and has been examined by specialists from a variety of disciplines. Caird, Dean Ireland 's Professor of Exegesis of Holy Scripture at Oxford, has written an exceptional and well-organized compilation of the best of such study, both past and present. He has provided invaluable guidance for the study and understanding of the Bible by explaining how verbal messages are formed, what they "say" in writing, and how they are to be understood.Drawing upon the results of modern linguistic and communications scholarship, and upon the still valid methods of rhetorical and exegetical study, Caird provides a synthesis for hermeneutics. Beginning with the uses and abuses of language, Caird goes on to discuss the nature and structure of meaning, the relations between Hebrew idiom and biblical thought, and the problems of translation, discussions which form the opening or "general" section of the book. The central section is entitled "metaphor," under which Caird treats literal and non-literal meanings (and valid distinctions between them), comparative language in metaphors, similes, and anthropomorphisms, concluding with a treatment of linguistic awareness. Finally, he devotes a section to language in relation to history, to myth, and to eschatology.

Language And Imagery Of The Bible by G.b. Caird was published by Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd in May 1988 and is our 47495th best seller. The ISBN for Language And Imagery Of The Bible is 9780715615799.

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Page last updated 2nd July 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback (C format)
PublisherGerald Duckworth & Co Ltd (May 1988)
EditionNew edition
Weight392g
Number of Pages290
Thickness15 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780715615799
ISBN-100715615793
Product Code1009056
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