Category Archives: Book of Job

Of Wadis & Caravans

wadi – Job 6 This brief paper examines the metaphor that Job uses to condemn his three friends’ failure to offer comfort: they are “treacherous wadis” (Jb 6). Advertisements

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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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