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Published: 04 January 2016

328 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199394647

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Patterns of Sin in the Hebrew Bible

Metaphor, Culture, and the Making of a Religious Concept

Joseph Lam

  • Applies insights on metaphor from contemporary linguistics and philosophy of language to the study of the Hebrew Bible
  • Examines sin, not in its overt representations in theological or narrative descriptions, but in its implicit expression through conventionalized metaphors in the Hebrew Bible
  • Offers new and refined interpretations of a number of key Hebrew terms relating to sin, which challenge other recent scholarship