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Bibil Identifier bibil:242855
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Der Begriff σημεῖον im Johannesevangelium
Author Förster, Hans
Journal Novum Testamentum. An International Quarterly for New Testament and Related Studies (Volume: 58, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Language German
Pages 47-70 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Greek term σημεῖον is a central term in the Gospel of John where it is used in a characteristic way. It seems that the use of this term in documentary texts might shed light upon its meaning. The sense in the documentary texts comprises "distinguishing mark" to be used in the personal description of an individual. In this sense it can also be used for the circumcision of a non-Jewish person. Thus, the everyday use of the term first and foremost is "mark" and not "sign." The conclusion of this observation is that the meaning of the term σημεῖον might be misconceived also in the Gospel of John in case that it is translated as "sign." Part of the central hypothesis is that the semantic content of σημεῖον is also close to the semantics of the Hebrew term אוֹת.
DOI 10.1163/15685365-12341504
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Gospel of John
Terms σημεῖον σημειον
אוֹת אות
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