By Gordon R. Clark

This awesome semantic examine, with an invaluable thesaurus of distinctive and technical phrases, develops an unique technique, bringing new insights into the that means of a much-discussed notice. operating with a tremendous quantity of information, got by way of interpreting each incidence within the Hebrew Bible of 35 box parts, the writer achieves a brand new measure of semantic refinement in line with meticulous quantitative research of distribution, collocations, parallels and syntagms. Sense-relations are formulated among hesed and different similar phrases. This learn offers a lot fabric for a greater knowing of this significant time period for Hebrew suggestion, and likewise makes a big theoretical contribution to Hebrew lexicography.

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One important feature of post-Saussurean linguistics is its emphasis upon the two main aspects from which a 1. These terms are explained in Section 3A of Chapter 2 below. See also Glossary. 32 The Word ion in the Hebrew Bible language may be viewed—the syntagmatic and the paradigmatic aspects or axes. The syntagmatic axis is concerned with the sequential characteristics of language, which depend upon the fact that in a specific (spoken or written) example the various linguistic units— whether they be letters or syllables or words or phrases, and so on— are arranged in order, one after another; from this aspect, language is seen as a chain of units linked together in a sequence.

30 The Word iQn in the Hebrew Bible these occurs more than 20 times in the corpus. Similarly, the quotation from Larue at the end of Section IE contains four elements included in this field as well as three additional lexemes. C. Methods of Investigating the Field Methods are here introduced that have helped to establish the guiding principles adopted in the succeeding chapters to study the various lexical items. Some of these methods have been suggested by Firth's notions of 'context of situation' and 'collocation'.

The Roots Six Hebrew roots were selected—roots known to be frequently used in situations involving two persons or groups of persons. Most of these roots refer to attitudes adopted by one person towards another, or to attributes that are relevant to interpersonal relationships. The six roots are: Five of these roots refer to interpersonal relationships that are basically favourable to the other person, two was included because it expresses an unfavourable attitude and provides a contrast, specifically with nrm, but none of the other four roots appears to have such a uniquely lexicalized contrast.

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