Biblical Lexicology Hebrew and GreekBiblical Lexicology Hebrew and Greek

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.

Author: Eberhard Bons

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110312164


Page: 403

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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.

Biblical Words and Their MeaningBiblical Words and Their Meaning

This revised edition includes a bibliographical essay by Silva, "Recent Developments in Semantics," and an appendix by Karen H. Jobes, "Distinguishing the Meaning of Greek Verbs in the Semantic Domain for Worship," that provides the reader ...

Author: Moisés Silva

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310871514


Page: 228

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When first published in 1983, Biblical Words and Their Meaning broke new ground by introducing to students of the Bible the principles of linguistics, in particular, on lexical semantics -- that branch that focuses on the meaning of individual words. Silva's structural approach provides the interpreter with an important lexical tool for more responsible understanding of the biblical text and more effective use of standard exegetical resources. This revised edition includes a bibliographical essay by Silva, "Recent Developments in Semantics," and an appendix by Karen H. Jobes, "Distinguishing the Meaning of Greek Verbs in the Semantic Domain for Worship," that provides the reader with a substantive example of lexical study.

James Barr AssessedJames Barr Assessed

19 The extraordinary unique role of comparative philology in the study of Biblical Hebrew was very much part of that: ... Hebrew Language: The Astonishing Wealth of Its Unrecognized Vocabulary,” in Biblical Lexicology: Hebrew and Greek.


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004465664


Page: 324

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James Barr published significant work on a wide variety of topics within Old Testament studies and beyond. This volume provides an assessment of Barr’s contribution to biblical studies sixty years after publication of his memorable The Semantics of Biblical Language.

The Oxford Handbook of the SeptuagintThe Oxford Handbook of the Septuagint

Verbal Syntax in the Greek Pentateuch : Natural Greek Usage and Hebrew Interference . ... Biblical Lexicology : Hebrew and Greek . ... Voces Biblicae : Septuagint Greek and Its Significance for the New Testament . CBET 49.

Author: Alison G. Salvesen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191644009


Page: 776

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The Septuagint is the term commonly used to refer to the corpus of early Greek versions of Hebrew Scriptures. The collection is of immense importance in the history of both Judaism and Christianity. The renderings of individual books attest to the religious interests of the substantial Jewish population of Egypt during the Hellenistic and Roman periods, and to the development of the Greek language in its Koine phase. The narrative ascribing the Septuagint's origins to the work of seventy translators in Alexandria attained legendary status among both Jews and Christians. The Septuagint was the version of Scripture most familiar to the writers of the New Testament, and became the authoritative Old Testament of the Greek and Latin Churches. In the early centuries of Christianity it was itself translated into several other languages, and it has had a continuing influence on the style and content of biblical translations. The Oxford Handbook of the Septuagint features contributions from leading experts in the field considering the history and manuscript transmission of the version, and the study of translation technique and textual criticism. The collection provides surveys of previous and current research on individual books of the Septuagint corpus, on alternative Jewish Greek versions, the Christian 'daughter' translations, and reception in early Jewish and Christian writers. The Handbook also includes several conversations with related fields of interest such as New Testament studies, liturgy, and art history.

Interested ReadersInterested Readers

Essays on the Hebrew Bible in Honor of David J.A. Clines James K. Aitken, Jeremy M. S. Clines, Christl M. Maier ... Pages 233–40 in Reflections on Lexicography: Explorations in Ancient Syriac, Hebrew, and Greek Sources.

Author: James K. Aitken

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 9781589839250


Page: 485

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Readers of the Hebrew Bible are interested readers, bringing their own perspectives to the text. The essays in this volume, written by friends and colleagues who have drawn inspiration from and shown interest in the scholarship of David Clines, engage with his work through examining interpretations of the Hebrew Bible in areas of common exploration: literary/exegetical readings, ideological-critical readings, language and lexicography, and reception history. The contributors are James K. Aitken, Jacques Berlinerblau, Daniel Bodi, Roland Boer, Athalya Brenner, Mark G. Brett, Marc Zvi Brettler, Craig C. Broyles, Philip P. Chia, Jeremy M. S. Clines, Adrian H. W. Curtis, Katharine J. Dell, Susan E. Gillingham, Susanne Gillmayr-Bucher, Edward L. Greenstein, Mayer I. Gruber, Norman C. Habel, Alan J. Hauser, Jan Joosten, Paul J. Kissling, Barbara M. Leung Lai, Diana Lipton, Christl M. Maier, Heather A. McKay, Frank H. Polak, Jeremy Punt, Hugh S. Pyper, Deborah W. Rooke, Eep Talstra, Laurence A. Turner, Stuart Weeks, Gerald O. West, and Ian Young.

The Role of the Synagogue in the Aims of JesusThe Role of the Synagogue in the Aims of Jesus

“The Social History of Satan, Part II: Satan in the New Testament Gospels.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion ... In Biblical Lexicology: Hebrew and Greek: Semantics – Exegesis – Translation, 261–80. Edited by Eberhard Bons, ...

Author: Jordan J. Ryan

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781506438443


Page: 416

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Reviewing what we now know about actual synagogues in the land of Israel and their public role in Jewish life and culture, Jordan J. Ryan shows that Gospel narratives placed in synagogues accurately reflect the ancient synagogue setting. He argues for the historical plausibility of the setting of these narratives and suggests that synagogue research must be a starting point for their interpretation. He further argues that Jesus‘s efforts at the restoration of Israel were intentionally aimed at the synagogue as an institution of public and political life.

Ve Ed Ya aleh Gen 2Ve Ed Ya aleh Gen 2

Pages 131–73 in Biblical Lexicology: Hebrew and Greek; Semantics, Exegesis, Translation. Edited by E. Bons, J. Joosten, and R. Hunziker-Rodewald. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015. Knowles, Melody D. “A Woman at Prayer: A Critical Note on Psalm ...

Author: Peter Machinist

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 9780884145370


Page: 560

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Sixty-six colleagues, friends, and former students of Edward L. Greenstein present essays honoring him upon his retirement. Throughout Greenstein's half-century career he demonstrated expertise in a host of areas astonishing in its breadth and depth, and each of the essays in these two volumes focuses on an area of particular interest to him. Volume 1 includes essays on ancient Near Eastern studies, Biblical Hebrew and Northwest Semitic languages, and biblical law and narrative. Volume 2 includes essays on biblical wisdom and poetry, biblical reception and exegesis, and postmodern readings of the Bible.

History of the Akkadian Language 2 vols History of the Akkadian Language 2 vols

“Semitic Etymology in a Biblical Hebrew Lexicon. The Limits of Usefulness.” In Biblical Lexicology: Hebrew and Greek, edited by Eberhard Bons, Jan Joosten, and Regine Hunziker-Rodewald, 83–102. Berlin: De Gruyter, Kogan 2020—Kogan, ...

Author: Juan-Pablo Vita

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004445215


Page: 1692

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History of the Akkadian Language offers a detailed chronological survey of the oldest known Semitic language and one of history’s longest written records. The outcome is presented in 26 chapters written by 25 leading authors.

Isaiah 6 12Isaiah 6 12

For before the lad knows: these four words (in the Hebrew) are identical with the beginning of 8.4. ... J. Joosten, and R. Hunziker-Rodewald (eds), Biblical Lexicology: Hebrew and Greek (BZAW 443; Berlin, 2015), 83–102 (94–97).

Author: H.G.M. Williamson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567679284


Page: 808

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This eagerly anticipated volume is the second installment in H.G.M. Williamson's International Critical Commentary on first Isaiah. For over one hundred years International Critical Commentaries have had a special place among works on the Bible. They bring together all the relevant aids to exegesis - linguistic, textual, archaeological, historical, literary, and theological - to help the reader understand the meaning of the books of the Old and New Testaments. Williamson continues in this tradition, adding to his already published volume on Isaiah 1-5. Covering the next seven chapters of Isaiah Williamson incorporates a range of secondary scholarly material with examination of all the key textual and critical issues surrounding the text.

Desert TransformationsDesert Transformations

Studies in the Book of Numbers Christian Frevel. Beiträge zur Theologie des Alten Testaments. ... Pages 131– 173 in Biblical Lexicology: Hebrew and Greek: Semantics – Exegesis – Translation. Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die ...

Author: Christian Frevel

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161539671


Page: 595

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Classical Pentateuch research mainly dealt with the books of Genesis, Exodus and Deuteronomy and it is only in recent decades that the literary and theological meanings of Moses' fourth book has been rediscovered. In this volume, Christian Frevel lets the interplay between narrative and legislative material - which is often not understood - emerge into new light, examining the texts of the Book of Numbers as inner-biblical interpretations and tradition-bound innovations. Cloaked in the Israelites' 40-year long sojourn in the desert, the Book of Numbers presents a tightly-woven fabric of texts which reflect the social and cultic orders, discuss questions of leadership and explore the meaning of the Promised Land to Israel's existence. The Book of Numbers is characterized in its entirety by transformations: for example, the exodus generation becomes the desert generation and leadership is transferred from Moses to Joshua, from Aaron to Eleazar. Important innovations such as the hierarchical organization of the cult, including the role of the Levites or the hereditary law concerning daughters, are cultivated within these transformations. The people's time in the desert (re)form their social frameworks and renders them sustainable for the existence in the Promised Land. Important themes such as community and cult organization, the enduring election of the Israelites, the meaning of the Promised Land for the collective identity, questions of hierarchical leadership and democratic participation, of collective guilt and individual liability, along with many other aspects, are dealt with in the texts. Without the literary traditions of the Book of Numbers, which were mostly set down around the 5th-4th centuries BCE, the formation of the Pentateuch as Torah would not have been conceivable. The studies of this volume reveal the thematic diversity of the book against a backdrop of its literary creation within the Penta- and Hexateuch.

A Catholic Introduction to the BibleA Catholic Introduction to the Bible

position point out that the ordinary Hebrew word for “virgin” (bethulah) is not used in Isaiah 7:14. From this point of view, then, ... but does connote ment of guesswork in biblical lexicology. it, like the English word “maiden”.

Author: Brant Pitre, Ph.D.

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781586177225


Page: 750

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Although many Catholics are familiar with the four Gospels and other writings of the New Testament, for most, reading the Old Testament is like walking into a foreign land. Who wrote these forty-six books? When were they written? Why were they written? What are we to make of their laws, stories, histories, and prophecies? Should the Old Testament be read by itself or in light of the New Testament? John Bergsma and Brant Pitre offer readable in-depth answers to these questions as they introduce each book of the Old Testament. They not only examine the literature from a historical and cultural perspective but also interpret it theologically, drawing on the New Testament and the faith of the Catholic Church. Unique among introductions, this volume places the Old Testament in its liturgical context, showing how its passages are employed in the current Lectionary used at Mass. Accessible to nonexperts, this thorough and up-to-date introduction to the Old Testament can serve as an idea textbook for biblical studies. Its unique approach, along with its maps, illustrations, and other reference materials, makes it a valuable resource for seminarians, priests, Scripture scholars, theologians, and catechists, as well as anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the Bible.

Purity and Danger NowPurity and Danger Now

Biblical LexicologyHebrew and Greek: Semantics – Exegesis – Translation. Berlin: De Gruyter, 131¥73. Kalmar, Ivan D. (2009). ®Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia: The Formation of a Secret. ̄ Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology ...

Author: Robbie Duschinsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315529714


Page: 286

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Mary Douglas’s seminal work Purity and Danger (Routledge, 1966) continues to be indispensable reading for both students and scholars today. Marking the 50th anniversary of Douglas’s classic, the present volume sheds fresh light upon themes raised by Douglas by drawing on recent developments in the social sciences and humanities, as well as current empirical research. In presenting new perspectives on the topic of purity and impurity, the volume integrates work in anthropology and sociology with contemporary ideas from religious studies, cognitive science and the arts. Containing contributions from both established and emerging scholars, including protégées of Douglas herself, Purity and Danger Now is an essential volume for those working on purity and impurity across the full spectrum of the social sciences and humanities.


The recovery of the ancient Hebrew language: The astonishing wealth of the unrecognized vocabulary. In: Bons, E., J. Joosten & R. Hunziker Rodewald, Biblical Lexicology: Hebrew and Greek Semantics. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter: 71–82.

Author: Alexander Borg

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004472136


Page: 394

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This study is the first attempt to reconstruct the prehistory of Arabic by examining lexical evidence of its symbiotic relationship with Ancient Egyptian already apparent from the Pyramid Texts (c. 2613–2181 BC). It documents the contention that Ancient Egypt was a strategic site in its early prehistory.

The Greek and Hebrew BibleThe Greek and Hebrew Bible

In Ps. Rom. and Ps. Gall., however, the Greek phrase has been misrepresented by Dominus virtutum, in accordance with ... the meanings of the biblical words themselves, by its very nature this is a secondary source for LXX lexicology.

Author: Emanuel Tov

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004275973


Page: 616

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This volume contains thirty-eight studies devoted to the Septuagint written by an internationally recognised expert on that version. All the studies, originally published between 1971 and 1997, have been revised, expanded, or shortened, in some cases considerably, and they integrate studies which appeared subsequent to the original monographs.

Augustine and the Art of Ruling in the Carolingian Imperial PeriodAugustine and the Art of Ruling in the Carolingian Imperial Period

Biblical Lexicology: Hebrew and Greek: Semantics, Exegesis, Translation. Berlin, 2015. Braunfels, Wolfgang et al. (ed.): Karl der Grosse: Lebenswerk und Nachleben 4 vols. Düsseldorf, 1965–1968. Bullough, Donald A.: Carolingian Renewal: ...

Author: Sophia Moesch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351116008


Page: 246

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The Open Access version of this book, available at, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 licence. DOI Published with the support of the Swiss National Science Foundation. This volume is an investigation of how Augustine was received in the Carolingian period, and the elements of his thought which had an impact on Carolingian ideas of ‘state’, rulership and ethics. It focuses on Alcuin of York and Hincmar of Rheims, authors and political advisers to Charlemagne and to Charles the Bald, respectively. It examines how they used Augustinian political thought and ethics, as manifested in the De civitate Dei, to give more weight to their advice. A comparative approach sheds light on the differences between Charlemagne’s reign and that of his grandson. It scrutinizes Alcuin’s and Hincmar’s discussions of empire, rulership and the moral conduct of political agents during which both drew on the De civitate Dei, although each came away with a different understanding. By means of a philological–historical approach, the book offers a deeper reading and treats the Latin texts as political discourses defined by content and language.

Hebrew Lexical Semantics and Daily Life in Ancient IsraelHebrew Lexical Semantics and Daily Life in Ancient Israel

engaged some of the recent Hebrew dictionary projects, particularly DCH and The Semantic Dictionary of Biblical ... by the United Bible Society, was originally to create for Biblical Hebrew what Louw and Nida did for Biblical Greek in ...

Author: Kurtis Peters

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004325982


Page: 246

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In Hebrew Lexical Semantics Kurtis Peters provides a new way to incorporate linguistics in Biblical Hebrew studies, and does so applied to verbal lexemes of cooking.


The coming of the Renaissance and Humanism brought a renewed interest in Greek and, with greater impact on the pursuit of etymology, a new focus of attention on Hebrew. According to the Biblical account of the Tower of Babel, ...

Author: D. Alan Cruse

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110171471


Page: 1001

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Die Lexikologie bietet auf den ersten Blick ein diffuses Erscheinungsbild. Entweder wird sie aufgrund bereits etablierter Teildisziplinen wie Lexikographie, Morphologie und lexikalische Semantik schlicht nicht wahrgenommen, oder sie zerfällt in halb-autonome Teildisziplinen wie z.B. Phraseologie und Mentales Lexikon. Das Handbuch strebt auf diesem Hintergrund die folgenden wissenschaftsgeschichtlichen und forschungspraktischen Ziele an: Etablierung und Festigung eines eigenständigen Profils der Disziplin 'Lexikologie' Sammlung und Dokumentation des gegenwärtigen lexikologischen Wissensstandes Offenlegung von Forschungsdesideraten und Aufzeigen von konkreten Arbeitsfeldern. Die Gliederung des Handbuchs orientiert sich an den beiden Hauptsträngen 'Wort' und 'Wortschatz'. Als Bindeglied fungieren die Sinnrelationen, die mit ihrer paarweisen Erfassung von Wörtern gewissermaßen ein sukzessives Ausgreifen in den Wortschatz erlauben. Die Erweiterung von 'Wort' zu 'lexikalischem Element' bedingt eine eingehendere Beschäftigung mit der Phraseologie. Gemäß der Mehrdeutigkeit von ,Wortschatz' (Wortschatz im Verhältnis zu einer natürlichen Sprache vs. Wortschatz im Verhältnis zu einem Individuum [Mentales Lexikon] vs. Wortschatz im Verhältnis zur Grammatik [Lexikon]) finden die entsprechenden Sichtweisen ausführliche Behandlung. Synchrone und diachrone Gesichtspunkte werden gleichermaßen berücksichtigt, um die den Wortschätzen natürlicher Sprachen zugrunde liegende Dynamik adäquat zu erfassen. Schließlich machte es die geschilderte Situation der Lexikologie erforderlich, eingehend Fragen zur Disziplin, zu ihren Methoden und ihren Beziehungen zu Nachbardisziplinen zu behandeln. Pluspunkte: Umfassende, international repräsentative Gesamtdarstellung der Disziplin Zweibändige Ausgabe auf dem neusten Stand der Forschung Internationale Handbuchreihe

Science in Medieval Jewish CulturesScience in Medieval Jewish Cultures

“A Fragment of a Greek Mishnaic Glossary,” Proceedings of the American Academy ofJewish Research 6: 353–67. ... Rashi: On the Shift from Meaning-Maximalism to Meaning-Minimalism in Medieval Biblical Lexicology,” Jewish Quarterly Review ...

Author: Gad Freudenthal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107001459


Page: 547

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Provides the first comprehensive overview by world-renowned experts of what we know today of medieval Jews' engagement with the sciences.

The Rule of PeshatThe Rule of Peshat

Jewish Constructions of the Plain Sense of Scripture in Their Christian and Muslim Contexts Mordechai Z. Cohen ... Rashi: On the Shi om Meaning-Maximalism to Meaning-Minimalism in Medieval Biblical Lexicology.

Author: Mordechai Z. Cohen

Publisher: Jewish Culture and Contexts

ISBN: 9780812252125


Page: 496

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Adopting a comparative approach that explores Jewish interactions with Muslim and Christian learning, Mordechai Z. Cohen sheds new light on the key turns in the vibrant medieval tradition of Jewish Bible interpretation, which yielded a conception of peshat exegesis that remains a gold standard in Jewish hermeneutics to this day.

Radical Frame Semantics and Biblical HebrewRadical Frame Semantics and Biblical Hebrew

Semantic domains for biblical Greek: Louw and Nida's framework evaluated from a cognitive perspective. Paper presented at the SBL annual meeting, Philadelphia. de Blois, Reinier, and United Bible Societies. 2000.

Author: Stephen Shead

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004222182


Page: 406

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Drawing on various modern linguistic models, including cognitive linguistics, frame semantics, and construction grammar, this book presents a new, integrated approach to lexical semantic analysis of biblical Hebrew, applying it in a detailed study of words related to “exploring.”