Category Archives: Biblical Hebrew

Eroded Hope : Three Conceptual Metaphors in Job 14

Eroded Hope – SBL 2013 Job’s speeches are replete with metaphors, many of which are self-referential, some of which are counter-expectational. This paper, presented to the Cognitive Linguistics group of SBL (November 2013), examines three of these counter-expectational metaphors in … Continue reading

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In a Pig’s Nose!

Pr 11 22 – Frozen Renderings The traditional (and unanimous) renderings of Proverbs 11.22 are misleading, suggesting that the deficiency lies in the woman’s ability to discern error; examining the Hebrew text reveals that she is willfully ignorant, rejecting opportunities … Continue reading

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Why Translation Matters

Translating Metaphors This short paper demonstrates how a literal translation from Biblical Hebrew to English can hide a metaphor that would have been (nearly) explicit to its original audience.

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