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Bibil Identifier bibil:225597
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) One Bow or Another? A Study of the Bow in Genesis 9:8-17
Author van Wolde, Ellen
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 63, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 124-149 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Because Gen. 9:8-17 uses the word qĕšĕt in relation to the deity and to the clouds, the inference has been made in biblical scholarship that the text refers to a rainbow. The plausibility of this inference is tested in this article. Attention is given to the various linguistic aspects of this word in the Hebrew Bible and to the specific textual composition of Gen. 9:8-17 as well as to the broader ancient Near Eastern framework established by comparative literary and iconographic evidence. The conclusion is reached that the word qĕšĕt designates in Gen. 9:8-17 a warrior’s bow which represents both the deity’s might and power as well as his willingness to transfer his power over the earth to those living on it.
DOI 10.1163/15685330-12341094
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Hebrew : Themes : Semantics
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Synchronic Methods : Structural Analysis (Analyse structurelle)
Pericopes Genesis 9,8-9,17
Terms קֶשֶׁת קשׁת
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