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Bibil Identifier bibil:240391
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Paul’s Language of Ζῆλος
Title (English, ) Monosemy and the Rhetoric of Identity and Practice
Author Lappenga, Benjamin J.
Series Biblical Interpretation Series (Volume: 137)
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2015
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 23339
Place 227.1.01
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-04-30244-0
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xix Pages
255 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract In Paul’s Language of Ζῆλος, Benjamin Lappenga harnesses linguistic insights recently formulated within the framework of relevance theory to argue that within the letters of Paul (specifically Galatians, 1-2 Corinthians, and Romans), the ζῆλος word group is monosemic. Linking the responsible treatment of lexemes in the interpretive process with new insight into Paul’s rhetorical and theological task, Lappenga demonstrates that the mental encyclopedia activated by the term ζῆλος is 'shaped' within Paul’s discourse and thus transforms the meaning of ζῆλος for attentive ('model') readers. Such identity-forming strategies promote a series of practices that may be grouped under the rubric of 'rightly-directed ζῆλος'; specifically, emulation of 'weak' people and things, eager pursuit of community-building gifts, and the avoidance of jealous rivalry.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Paul
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Greek : Themes : Semantic
Terms ζῆλος ζηλος
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