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Bibil Identifier bibil:204248
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) בושׁ in the Psalms— Shame or Disappointment?
Author Avrahami, Yael
Journal Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Volume: 34, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Year (Second publication) 2010
Language English
Pages 295-313 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Honour and Shame in the Hebrew Bible are commonly discussed within the framework of a pan-Mediterranean social-scientific approach. In order to evaluate this model, this article seeks to understand the meaning of the verbal forms of בושׁ, as found in Lament Psalms, where more than one third of its occurrences appear. The meaning of the root is determined on the basis of contextual analysis as well as the synonymous and antonymous roots. Such investigation demonstrates that the meaning of בושׁ is often ‘disappointment’ rather than ‘shame’. The application of the pan-Mediterranean model for passages that include the verbal forms of בושׁ would therefore need to be re-evaluated in future studies. Thus, this study demonstrates the importance of close investigation of any term in the native language before the employment of external models on the text.
DOI 10.1177/0309089210363026
Pericopes Psalms 25
Psalms 71
Terms בּוּשׁ
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