Biblical Words and Their Meaning: An Introduction to Lexical Semantics

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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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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

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User Review  - leandrod - LibraryThing

A needed corrective to much Greek exegesis and other text interpretation challenges. I hope to come back to this once I learn Koiné. Read full review

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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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