Title: Metaphors in the Psalms
Editors: Van Hecke, Pierre
Labahn, Antje
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Peeters
Series Title: Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium vol:231
Abstract: Understanding the Psalms implies understanding the metaphors they use in bringing to expression the reflections on God, the world, the enemies, the self. In modern scholarship the study of figurative language was often neglected in favor of discussions of genre, poetical form or canonical organisation. The present volume brings the study of metaphorical language back to the heart of Psalm scholarship. Three areas of investigation are given particular attention in this collection of nineteen contributions, written by leading scholars in the field: 1. The elucidation of hitherto misunderstood or unrecognized metaphors; 2. The study of conceptually interrelated clusters of metaphors and 3. The role metaphors play in poetic and argumentative development of the Psalms.
ISBN: 978-90-429-2256-3
VABB publication type: VABB-3
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IBe
Appears in Collections:Research Unit Biblical Studies

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