Biblical Words and Their Meaning: An Introduction to Lexical Semantics (Google eBook)

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Zondervan, May 11, 2010 - Religion - 228 pages
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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. 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," that provides the reader with a substantive example of lexical study.
  

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Review: Biblical Words and Their Meaning: An Introduction to Lexical Semantics

User Review  - Dave Courtney - Goodreads

Biblical Words and Their Meaning acts as an introduction to lexical semantics (as proposed in the title). There is a point in which Silva recognizes the tension found in the overwhelming accessibility ... Read full review

Review: Biblical Words and Their Meaning: An Introduction to Lexical Semantics

User Review  - Josh - Goodreads

By no means an easy book. But useful to read. Here's my take away for the working pastor: if your interpretation of the passage rests on the nuance of a single word, be concerned… Read full review

Contents

PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
8
INTRODUCTION
17
ETYMOLOGY
35
SEMANTIC CHANGE AND THE ROLE
53
SEMANTIC CHANGE IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
75
SOME BASIC CONCEPTS
101
SENSE RELATIONS
119
DETERMINING MEANING
137
CONCLUSIONS
171
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
179
APPENDIX
201
INDEX OF AUTHORS AND TITLES
212
INDEX OF SUBJECTS AND GLOSSARY
218
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Moisés Silva taught biblical studies at Westmont College, Westminster Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Seminary. He is the author or coauthor of eight books and the revising editor of the Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible.

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