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Bibil Identifier bibil:200501
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) To See or Not To See. The Polysemy of the Word עין in the Isaac Narratives (Gen 17-35)
Author Vermeulen, Karolien
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 9, Issue: 22)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 10 pages Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article discusses the polysemy of the word עין in the Isaac narratives (Gen 17-35). The word's given ambivalent nature is exploited on every level. It fits the major themes in the Isaac story as well as the small nuances in individual sentences. As such it illustrates the potential power of polysemy and its multiple, so to say polysemous, role in biblical narrative.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Hebrew : Themes : Semantics
Pericopes Genesis 17-35
Terms עין
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