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Bibil Identifier bibil:245407
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Rache als glühende Gerechtigkeit
Title (German, ) Die Semantik der Wurzel נקם
Author Kató, Szabolcs-Ferencz
Journal Biblische Notizen (Volume: 167)
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Language German
Pages 113-129 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Vengeance is associated with self-righteousness, wrath and violence in modern western cultures.
The situation is, however, different in the case of נקם. It is first of all a legal expression and represents the just punishment that fits the crime. There are, however, many verbs in the Hebrew Bible that refer to the restoration of justice and this fact raises the question of what connotations נקם carries with it. This article seeks to reveal the nuances of the root and to differentiate its meaning from other verbs.
Terms נָקַם נקם
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