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Category Archives: Metaphor
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 … Continue reading →
fante – metaphor A study of the song “It Ain’t Easy”, by Ricky Fante; the middle stanza is a metaphor, but only in the context of the rest of the song.
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).
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 →
rent collection 03 11 This brief paper shows that in the “parable of the wicked tenants” Jesus presents his mission as one of rent collection, rather than in the far more common images of helper, physician, judge, &c.