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Bibil Identifier bibil:245281
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Paths Not Taken: Novel Insights on the Function and the Use of Mashal (מָשָׁל) in the Old Testament
Author Molnár-Hídvégi, Nora
Journal Biblische Notizen (Volume: 169)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Language English
Pages 83-109 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The main purpose of the present article is to shed fresh light on the function and use of the מָשָׁל
in the Old Testament. It seeks to offer a novel attitude or a different point of view about the Hebrew מָשָׁל:This literary term is discussed along with the main characteristics of metaphorical speech because the extensive use of images and figures is one of the most distinctive literary marks of the Hebrew מָשָׁל: The article emphasizes that the signification of this literary term cannot be reduced to merely one particular form-critical meaning rather it is more appropriate to show the ways it can function. It is also demonstrated that the Hebrew מָשָׁל with its absorbing metaphorical character is an excellent tool for communication, open to a variety of interpretation, and captivates the audience’s attention. Therefore, this essay underlines the importance of a reader-orientated approach, which highlights the role of the historical and actual reader in the process of the interpretation.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Proverb
Pericopes Ezekiel 17,1-17,10
Terms מָשָׁל משׁל
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