Animal Imagery in the Book of Proverbs (Supplements to Vetus by Tova Forti

By Tova Forti

Any remedy of the figurative and symbolic functionality of animal imagery in biblical literature calls for specified recognition to its contextual that means and cultural review. the current examine goals to illustrate how this can be fairly real of the e-book of Proverbs, within which faunal imageries function a didactic potential for delving into the extra noticeable truths of human habit. This booklet makes a methodological contribution towards realizing the didactic functionality of Proverb's animal imageries through providing an ongoing three-pronged research: a. Zoological id and literary belief of the animal within the Bible; b. Hermeneutic dynamics among the categorical animal simile and its literary model; c. Rhetorical functionality of the animal imagery in the conceptual framework of the e-book of Proverbs.

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Ed. Menachem Mendel Meshi-Zahav (Jerusalem, 1969), p. 222; A. B. Ehrlich, Psalmen, Sprüche und Hiob in Randglossen zur hebräischen Bibel (Leipzig, 1913; repr. Berlin, 1968), pp. 51, 56. 25 Toy, Proverbs, p. 429; McKane, Proverbs, pp. 382–83. ûp is attested also by the Targumic version. {p appears in a few Hebrew MSS. See BHS. 27 This translation is that of Black, “The Imagery of Birds in Sumerian Poetry,” pp. 35–36; see Heimpel, Tierbilder, pp. ” E. I. Gordon, Sumerian Proverbs: Glimpses of Everyday Life in Ancient Mesopotamia (Museum Monographs; Philadelphia, 1959), p.

96–105; J. L. Kugel, The Idea of Biblical Poetry (New Haven and London, 1981), p. 14; W. G. E. Watson, Classical Hebrew Poetry: A Guide to its Techniques (JSOTSup 26; Sheffield, 1983), pp. 214–21; A. Berlin, The Dynamics of Biblical Parallelism (Bloomington, 1985), pp. 56–57; Chaim Cohen, INTRODUCTION 17 the prepositional bet prefixes the negative particle rn in the opening clause, while the adversative ZƗZ and the prepositional bet are prefixed to the adjectival r¡b ‘many’ in the second clause (cf.

The asyndeton does not clarify the association of ideas. rnrNƗ E{ wernennû, rendered as a conditional clause, “[If] you see it, then it is gone” (xxiii 5a), provides logical justification for the prohibition. , blinking rapidly: riches pass away in the blink of an eye. , y-g-! -y-p (see Deut. xxv 18; Isa. xl 28). ƗãƯU ‘to the rich man’. Hitzig reconstructs a conjectural Hebrew al tigga! ƗãƯU ‘Do not approach the rich man’ (cf. Tg). See A. J. Baumgartner, Etude critique sur l'état du texte du Livre des Proverbes (Leipzig, 1890), p.

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