Biblical Words and Their Meaning: An Introduction to Lexical Semantics

Front Cover
Academic Books, 1983 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 201 pages
3 Reviews
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 stud

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - deusvitae - LibraryThing

A fairly technical application of developments within linguistics to the field of Biblical lexical semantics in terms of both Biblical Hebrew and Koine Greek. The author is attempting to correct ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - Theodore.Gebretsadik - LibraryThing

Every pastor and teacher who interprets and teaches the bible must read this if he wants to feed his sheep Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
9
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
INDEX OF SUBJECTS WITH GLOSSARY
191
INDEX OF HEBREW AND ARAMAIC WORDS
197
Copyright

Other editions - View all

About the author (1983)

Moises 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.

Bibliographic information