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Animal Metaphors and the People of Israel in the Book of Jeremiah
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Who Teaches Us More Than the Beasts of the Earth?
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The contribution that these metaphors make to the theology of the book is given special attention, and since different interpretations have been given to many of the metaphors in question, the author resolves some of the questions regarding the meaning of these images in his in-depth study. Additionally, scholars have not tended to research metaphors for the nation of Israel and thus this volume draws attention to a particular subject which has largely been overlooked.
In chapter one Foreman familiarizes the reader with the major theoretical approaches to metaphor and spells out the approach taken in his investigation. Eighteen metaphors are then thoroughly analyzed in chapters two, three, and four. These metaphors are grouped into three categories, each of which constitutes a chapter: pastoral metaphors, mammal metaphors, and bird metaphors.
Chapter five draws the results of the inquiry together. This study reveals how animal metaphors make important theological claims about the nation of Israel and demonstrates that they are essential elements of the message of the book of Jeremiah. Foremanís elucidation of the language and imagery of the animal metaphors for the people of Israel leads to a richer understanding of these metaphors and ultimately contributes to a more precise interpretation of the message of the book of Jeremiah as a whole.
Who Teaches Us More Than the Beasts of the Earth? by Benjamin Foreman was published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Co KG in October 2011. The ISBN for Who Teaches Us More Than the Beasts of the Earth? is 9783525532584.
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|Page last updated||18th September 2016|
|Author / Artist||Benjamin Foreman|
|Publisher||Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Co KG (October 2011)|
|Number of Pages||300|