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Bibil Identifier bibil:200576
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Toward a Poetics of the Biblical Mind: Language, Culture, and Cognition
Author Jindo, Job Y.
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 59, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 222-243 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article shows how cognitive investigation of biblical metaphors enables us to fathom the basic categories through which biblical writers conceived of God, humans, and the world. This investigation is part of a work-in-progress that employs recent studies in cognitive linguistics to explore the Weltanschauung of ancient Israel as reflected in the use of language in biblical literature. The article first explains the cognitive linguistic account of metaphor; it next illustrates how this discipline can be applied to the study of the complex relationships between language, culture, and cognition; and it then exemplifies how this cognitive approach can enhance our understanding of such relationships in biblical literature.
DOI 10.1163/156853309X406659
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Metaphor
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : World View / Cosmology
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