The Deceit of Metaphor & the Revelation of the Divine Name (Exodus 3)

deceit of metaphor

This paper introduces conceptual metaphor, applies the insights of conversational analysis and cognitive linguistics to the conversation between YHWH and Moses in Exodus 3, and explains the divine reticence at self-revelation as motivated by the desire to protect Moses (and Israel) from misunderstanding.

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Born in New Hampshire; raised in Connecticut; educated, married, and careered in Pennsylvania. Music, books, tea, conversation with friends ... this is a good life.
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One Response to The Deceit of Metaphor & the Revelation of the Divine Name (Exodus 3)

  1. Pingback: Yahweh is (like) God?! Yahweh’s Self-Revelation (as God) | Home of Uninterpreted Facts

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