n Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages - A Cognitive Linguistic methodology for the study of metaphor in the Hebrew Bible

Volume 31, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0259-0131


This article puts forward a procedure for the identification and analysis of conceptual metaphor and metonymy in Classical Hebrew. It is designed to stimulate an appreciation for the figurative nature of Classical Hebrew and serve as a fitting tool to study idealised cognitive models of abstract phenomena, such as religion and emotion. This step-by-step routine should also help the student of Classical Hebrew guard against common errors in the translation and interpretation of the source language while focusing attention on the cultural basis of the metaphoric process.

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