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Bibil Identifier bibil:204293
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) ‘Eyes to Hear’
Title (English, ) Nehemiah 1,6 from a Pragmatics and Ritual Theory Perspective
Author Klingbeil, Gerald
Author Klingbeil, Chantal J.
Journal Biblica (Volume: 91, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Year (Second publication) 2010
Language English
Pages 91-102 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This study of the enigmatic phrase וְֽעֵינֶ֪יךָ פְתֻוּחֹ֟ות לִשְׁמֹ֣עַ אֶל־תְּפִלַּ֣ת עַבְדְּךָ֡ “and your eyes open to listen to the prayer of your servant” (Neh 1,6) utilizes an interdisciplinary approach involving insights from linguistic pragmatics and ritual theory. We will begin with a brief review of the history of interpretation of this phrase. Particular attention will then be given to elements of ritual theory, such as trigger point, ritual language, time, place, sequence, etc. Finally, we will examine the pragmatic context, discourse, and conversational strategies involved with this phrase.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Synchronic Methods : Semiotics (general) : Pragmatics
Pericopes Nehemiah 1,6
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