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Bibil Identifier bibil:245445
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) "He Will Cast their Sins into the Depths of the Sea..." Exodus Allusions and the Personification of Sin in Micah 7:7-20
Author DiFransico, Lesley
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 67, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Language English
Pages 187-203 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Attending to allusions to Exodus 15 within Micah 7 provides insight into the metaphorical language of Mic 7:18-20. The human enemy of the Exodus is reinterpreted in the exilic context of Micah; the people’s own sins—the cause for their oppression—must be subdued by God, i.e. forgiven, and cast into the depths of the sea (7:19) so they may be freed from the consequences. This unusual metaphor for sin corresponds with a metaphor for redemption unparalleled in the Hebrew Bible: divine forgiveness is conceptualized as the physical domination and removal of an enemy, i.e. sin. Utilizing the Conceptual Metaphor Theory (CMT) of G. Lakoff and M. Johnson, this article will analyze such metaphors in light of Exodus themes.
DOI 10.1163/15685330-12341272
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Twelve Minor Prophets : Micah
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Intertextuality
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Sin
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Metaphor
Pericopes Micah 7,7-7,20
Exodus 15
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