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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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.