Three Approaches to Biblical Metaphor

Three Approaches to Biblical Metaphor

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This work analyzes the treatment of biblical metaphor in a Jewish exegetical tradition originating in Muslim Spain that was transplanted to Christian Provence, yielding a variety of approaches that integrate Arabic poetics, hermeneutics and logic with indigenous Hebrew modes of reading.If not, why would Scripture waste words on them? Most of ... Since Scripture couches its philosophical message in a story about a righteous sufferer, Job had to be made life-like in a realistic tale. Verses that serve this literary aim are thus not wasted if they aquot;figure ... in the consistent development of the mashala#39;s external meaning. ... conclusion and resisted Maimonidesa#39; reading of Job as a mashal, see Greenberg 1992 and my forthcoming essay, aquot;Peshat Exegesis of a Philosopher, aquot; sec.

Title:Three Approaches to Biblical Metaphor
Author:Mordechai Z. Cohen
Publisher:BRILL - 2003-01-01


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