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Biblical Words and Their Meaning, 2nd ed.
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Biblical Words and Their Meaning, 2nd ed.

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Zondervan 1994

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Overview

When first published in 1983, Biblical Words and Their Meaning broke new ground by introducing to students of the Bible the principles of linguistics, in particular, on lexical semantics—that branch that focuses on the meaning of individual words. Moisés Silva’s structural approach provides the interpreter with an important lexical tool for more responsible understanding of the biblical text and more effective use of standard exegetical resources. This revised edition includes a bibliographical essay by Silva, “Recent Developments in Semantics,” and an appendix by Karen H. Jobes, “Distinguishing the Meaning of Greek Verbs in the Semantic Domain for Worship,” which provides the reader with a substantive example of lexical study.

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Key Features

  • Provides a study on linguistic lexical semantics
  • Synthesizes critically the results of scholars in the field of linguistic semantics
  • Includes notes at the end of each chapter that address controversial issues within the text
  • Offers summaries that allow for ease of study and understanding

Contents

  • Part One: Historical Semantics
    • Etymology
      • Synchrony and Diachrony
      • Etymological Science
      • Etymology and Exegesis
    • Semantic Change and the Role of the Septuagint
      • General Considerations
      • Septuagint and New Testament
      • Using the Septuagint
    • Semantic Change in the New Testament
      • Classifying Semantic Change
      • Semantic Borrowing
      • The Structural Perspective
  • Part Two: Descriptive Semantics
    • Some Basic Concepts
      • Denotation
      • Structure
      • Style
    • Sense Relations
      • Relations Based on Similarity
      • Relations Based on Oppositeness
      • Componential Analysis
    • Determining Meaning
      • Context
      • Ambiguity
      • Synonymy

Product Details

  • Title: Biblical Words and Their Meaning
  • Author: Moisés Silva
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Pages: 228

About Moises Silva

Moisés Silva (PhD, University of Manchester) has taught New Testament at Westmont College, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is the author or coauthor of eight books and the revising editor of the Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible.