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Bibil Identifier bibil:212465
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) To Know What Is before One’s Face
Title (English, ) Group-specific Metaphors and the Composition of the Gospel of Thomas
Author Liebenberg, J.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 58, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2002
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2002
Year (Copyright) 2002
Year (Reference) 2002
Language English
Pages 593-607 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article uses the insights of second-generation cognitive linguistics to interpret some of the metaphoric sayings in the Gospel of Thomas. It is an attempt to show how the identification and use of conventional metaphors influence the understanding of poetic language. Group-specific metaphors, as a manifestation of basic conventional metaphors, are identified, providing a conceptual framework against which some Thomas sayings are interpreted. These basic metaphors then provide cohesion for the interpretation of some apparently disparate sayings in the Gospel of Thomas.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Metaphor
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Texts : Nag Hammadi : Codex II : 2, Gospel of Thomas
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