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Patterns of sin in the Hebrew Bible : metaphor, culture, and the making of a religious concept / Joseph Lam. [print]

By: Lam, Joseph, 1976- [author]Material type: TextTextPublication details: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, (c)2016. ; ©2016 Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780199394654; 0199394652Subject(s): Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Sin -- JudaismGenre/Form: Electronic books. LOC classification: BM630BM630.L213.P388 2016Online resources: rary | Click here to access ONLINE RESOURCE | MyiLibrary | OhioLINK | Oxford Scholarship Online | Oxford scholarship online | ProQuest Ebook Central | Oxford Scholarship Online | Full-text COPYRIGHT NOT covered - Click this link to request copyright permission:
Contents:
Sin and metaphor in the Hebrew Bible ; The burden of sin ; The accounting of sin ; Sin as path or direction ; Sin as stain or impurity ; Conclusion ; Appendix: On metaphor and simile.
Summary: This work explores the construction of sin as a religious concept in ancient Israel by examining the dominant metaphors used to express the idea in the Hebrew Bible. Building on insights regarding metaphor derived from recent studies in linguistics and philosophy of language, the book identifies and describes four major patterns of metaphors for sin that permeate the biblical texts: sin viewed as a burden carried by the sinner; sin portrayed as an account kept by God in heaven; sin depicted as a path or direction in which one travels; and sin described as a stain or impurity in need of removal.
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Sin and metaphor in the Hebrew Bible ; The burden of sin ; The accounting of sin ; Sin as path or direction ; Sin as stain or impurity ; Conclusion ; Appendix: On metaphor and simile.

This work explores the construction of sin as a religious concept in ancient Israel by examining the dominant metaphors used to express the idea in the Hebrew Bible. Building on insights regarding metaphor derived from recent studies in linguistics and philosophy of language, the book identifies and describes four major patterns of metaphors for sin that permeate the biblical texts: sin viewed as a burden carried by the sinner; sin portrayed as an account kept by God in heaven; sin depicted as a path or direction in which one travels; and sin described as a stain or impurity in need of removal.

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