Patterns of Sin in the Hebrew Bible: Metaphor, Culture, and the Making of a Religious Concept (Hardback)Joseph Lam (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 578 g
Dimensions: 241 x 167 x 28 mm
This volume represents a significant contribution to studies on biblical metaphor and on the concept of sin in the Hebrew Bible and in ancient Israelite religion. Lam's study is focused and well substantiated; it addresses and responds to relevant issues and questions...Lam provides a foundation for further exploration of these trends and patterns, of ways in which less-pervasive metaphors function within the texts and corpora, and of ways in which these metaphors are applied or reinterpreted in later religious communities. * Lesley DiFransico, Catholic Biblical Quarterly *
Because much of the book deals with the technicalities of metaphorical language, it will best serve linguists and translators. Nonetheless, this analysis permits Lam to draw a number of interpretive conclusions that will interest a wider readership. * Mark E. Biddle, Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology *
The book is wide-ranging and contains a wealth of insight and analysis. It is well written and presented, and although it will be most accessible to readers familiar with Hebrew, others will be able to follow the argument. Hebrew texts and other primary sources are given in transliteration with English translation...In summary, this is a significant contribution which will repay careful study by anyone with interests in the concept of sin or metaphor theory in the Hebrew Bible. * Themelios *
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