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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- 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
- 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.