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By Klaas Smelik, Karolien Vermeulen

During this quantity twelve contributions speak about the relevance, accuracy, capability, and attainable choices to a literary studying of historic Jewish writings, specially the Hebrew Bible. Drawing on varied educational fields (biblical experiences, rabbinic stories, and literary stories) and on a variety of methodologies (literary feedback, rhetorical feedback, cognitive linguistics, old feedback, and reception history), the essays shape a state of the art assessment of the present use of the literary technique towards historic Jewish texts. the quantity convincingly exhibits that the newest techniques to a literary examining can nonetheless increase our figuring out of those texts.

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At some level, therefore, we must see the function of the punning technology as a form of social and cosmic control. Moreover, it is important to realize that acts of divination also constitute acts of divine judgment. ] within this performative juridical context, word plays connecting omens to their interpretations constitute vehicles for demonstrating and justifying divine judg­ment. They are persuasive legal arguments based on 39 Discussed in Noegel, Nocturnal Ciphers, 21. 40 See Noegel, Nocturnal Ciphers, 13.

13 Found in Robert Kriech Ritner, The Mechanics of Ancient Egyptian Magical Practice (SAOC 54; Chicago, IL: Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 1993), 108. 24 scott b. noegel Driver, drive (grš) Sea! Drive (grš) Sea from his throne, River, from his seat of dominion. [and over the second mace he proclaims] You, your name is “Expeller” (ʾaymr) Expeller, expell (mr) Sea! 2 iv 11–13, 19–20 The two weapons’ functions are embodied in the meanings of their names, Driver and Expeller, and Kothar activates them by transforming their names into verbal commands.

Gerard Steen, “The Contemporary Theory of Metaphor,” 50. Steen’s observations confirm the ubiquity of metaphors, as he notes that by average 13,6 percent of natural language is metaphorical. 42 johan de joode and hanneke van loon of metaphor in literary texts. ”7 Second, we have to deal with a very practical point. Considering the distribution of conceptual metaphors, one might wonder whether the literary scholar that pays attention to all conceptual metaphors in a text does not end up with too much data to analyze.

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