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Colour Terms in the Old Testament

by Brenner, Athalya

JSOT Press 1982

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Overview

Athalya Brenner presents her studies on the role of color in Old Testament texts. Realizing that words themselves are only part of the overall context of Scripture, Brenner examines the literary and semantic significance of color in Hebrew texts. She also writes about development in culture, language, and vocabulary. Brenner looks at the mental associations we have with color and shades, and how they relate to Old Testament writings specifically, giving a in-depth discussion on the characteristics of color and language.

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Key Features

  • Foreword by James Barr
  • Studies on the role of color in Old Testament texts
  • Bibliographical references and indexes

Praise for the Print Edition

Brenner has presented a monograph of quality from both an OT philological and general linguistic point of view . . . a most important and praiseworthy study.

Catholic Biblical Quarterly

Product Details

  • Title: Colour Terms in the Old Testament
  • Author: Athalya Brenner
  • Publisher: JSOT
  • Publication Date: 1982
  • Pages: 306

About Athalya Brenner

Athalya Brenner is a professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament in the department of theology and religious studies at University of Amsterdam and Rosalyn and Manny Rosenthal Distinguished Professor-in-Residence of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas.