The Days of Our Years: A Lexical Semantic Study of the Life Cycle in Biblical Israel

Overview

This study is an investigation into the lexical meanings of Hebrew terms for the human life cycle in the Old Testament. The investigation differs from previous studies in that the terms are studied from the perspective of a specific semantic domain (age) and not in isolation from each other. In addition, other modern linguistic approaches are applies, including syntagmatic and paradigmatic analysis.

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Overview

This study is an investigation into the lexical meanings of Hebrew terms for the human life cycle in the Old Testament. The investigation differs from previous studies in that the terms are studied from the perspective of a specific semantic domain (age) and not in isolation from each other. In addition, other modern linguistic approaches are applies, including syntagmatic and paradigmatic analysis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780567316691
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 6/20/2013
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Milton Eng is Adjunct Professor at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ.

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations Illustrations ACKNOWLEDGMENTS INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 1 - THE QUEST FOR THE MEANING OF WORDS The Greek Debate on the Nature of Meaning Early Lexicography The Medieval Jewish Grammarians and Lexicographers The Development of the Comparative Method The Comparative-Historical Method The Modern Linguistic Period The State of Biblical Lexicography Today Hebrew Lexicography Goes Digital The Contributions of Modern Linguistics The Shift Away From Etymology The Problem of Grundbedeutung The Distinction Between Sign, Sense and Reference The Shift Away from the Focus on Words Only The Shift Away From Glosses Better Classifications of Meanings Semantic Domain Study The Limitations of Modern Linguistics The Limited Corpus of the Hebrew Bible Biblical Hebrew as a Dead Language The Problem of Hapax Legomena The Problem of the Hebrew Bible and Its Composition The Practical Limitations of Semantic Study Etymology and Comparative-Historical Study Still Needed The Approach of This Study Bibliography for Chapter 1
CHAPTER 2 - THE LIFE CYCLE IN ANCIENT ISRAEL Realia Life Expectancy in the Ancient Near East The Life Cycle in the Ancient Near East The Life Cycle in Ancient Greece The Life Cycle in Ancient Israel Bibliography for Chapter 2
CHAPTER 3 – SEMANTIC STUDY OF HEBREW TERMS FOR THE YOUNG The Terminology of the Young Semantic Study of r(n History of Research Occurrences in the Hebrew Bible r(n as ‘servant’
r(n as ‘boy, lad, youth’
Semotactic Observations on r(n Conclusion Semantic Study of dly Semantic Study of P+
Bibliography for Chapter 3
CHAPTER 4 - SEMANTIC STUDY OF HEBREW TERMS FOR THE MATURE The Terminology of the Mature Semantic Study of #$y)
Semantic Study of Md)
Semantic Study of rbg Bibliography for Chapter 4
CHAPTER 5 - SEMANTIC STUDY OF HEBREW TERMS FOR THE AGED The Terminology of the Aged Semantic Study of Nqz Semantic Study of Expressions Using Mymy Semantic Study of hby#&
The Life Cycle of the Aged Bibliography for Chapter 5
CONCLUSION Lessons in Lexical Semantics Lessons in Lexicography Lessons on the Life Cycle Table of the Life Cycle in Biblical Israel APPENDIX GLOSSARY SUBJECT BIBLIOGRAPHY General Dictionaries, Lexicons, Theological Wordbooks and Lexical Tools Linguistics, Lexical Semantics and Lexicography Works Related to the Life Cycle and Studies of Individual Terms Semantic Domain Studies

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