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Mixing Metaphors (Journal For The Study Of The Old Testament Supplement Series)

Sarah Dille

Mixing Metaphors (Journal For The Study Of The Old Testament Supplement Series)

Sarah Dille

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While most treatments of biblical metaphor examine individual metaphors in isolation, Sarah J. Dille presents a model for interpretation based on their interaction with one another. Using Lakoff and Johnson's category of 'metaphoric coherence', she argues that when nonconsistent or contradictory metaphors appear together in a literary unit, the areas of overlap (coherence) are highlighted in each. Using the images of father and mother in Deutero-Isaiah as a starting point, she explores how these images interact with others* for example, the divine warrior, the redeeming kinsman, the artisan of clay, or the husband. The juxtaposition of diverse metaphors (common in Hebrew prophetic literature) highlights common 'entailments', enabling the reader to see aspects of the image which would be overlooked or invisible if read in isolation. Dille argues that any metaphor for God can only be understood if it is read or heard in interaction with others within a particular cultural context. This is volume 13 in the Gender, Culture, Theory subseries and volume 398 in the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement series.

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While most treatments of biblical metaphor examine individual metaphors in isolation, Sarah J. Dille presents a model for interpretation based on their interaction with one another. Using Lakoff and Johnson's category of 'metaphoric coherence', she argues that when nonconsistent or contradictory metaphors appear together in a literary unit, the areas of overlap (coherence) are highlighted in each. Using the images of father and mother in Deutero-Isaiah as a starting point, she explores how these images interact with others* for example, the divine warrior, the redeeming kinsman, the artisan of clay, or the husband. The juxtaposition of diverse metaphors (common in Hebrew prophetic literature) highlights common 'entailments', enabling the reader to see aspects of the image which would be overlooked or invisible if read in isolation. Dille argues that any metaphor for God can only be understood if it is read or heard in interaction with others within a particular cultural context. This is volume 13 in the Gender, Culture, Theory subseries and volume 398 in the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement series.
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Meet the Author

Sarah Dille

Sarah Dille is an Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. She has a Ph.D. from Emory University.

Table Of Contents

  • 1: Understanding Metaphor; Chapter 2: Kinship And Birth In Deutero-isaiah And Ancient Israel; Chapter 3: Like A Woman In Labor (isaiah 42:8-17); Chapter 4: Yhwh's Sons And Daughters (isaiah 43:1-7); Chapter 5: The Divine Artisan (isaiah 45.9-13); Chapter 6: Can A Mother Forget? (isaiah 49:13-23); Chapter 7: Divine Husband And Father (isaiah 50:1-3); Chapter 8: Conclusions
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