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Bibil Identifier bibil:117156
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) "You Shall Not Abhor an Edomite, for He is Your Brother": The Tradition of Esau and the Edomite Genealogies from an Anthropological Perspective
Author Tebes, Juan Manuel
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 6, Issue: 6)
Year (Publication) 2006
Year (Copyright) 2006
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2006
Year (Reference) 2006
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 29 pages.
Abstract Words not only reproduce reality, they produce it to us. Wittgenstein has suggested that the meaning (“Bedeutung”) of words is established in and through use. Moreover, he compared language (as parole) to a game that can be fully understood only by those who know its rules (language as langue). These rules are radically linked to the actual practice of the game. This article focuses on the term “Israel” in the Hebrew Bible, because it offers us an excellent example of the broad range of references that a term may develop overtime. The article concludes with a reminder to exegetes and theologians that they should refrain from assuming beforehand that if a term is repeatedly read in, read (out) or recited in a text, it must always mean the same within the text itself or, for that matter, in the plane of interaction between text and the exegete or theologian.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Lands of the Levant (except Canaan-Israel) : Edom
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Genealogy
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Esau
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Jacob
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