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Metaphors in Proverbs : decoding the language of metaphor in the book of Proverbs / by Sergio Rotasperti.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 
xvii, 227 pages ; 25 cm.
Metaphor in the Bible
Supplements to Vetus Testamentum ; v. 188.
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Vetus testamentum, supplements, 0083-5889 ; volume 188
"Proverbs is a poetic book full of images and metaphors, many of which are often obscure and enigmatic. In this volume, Rotasperti offers a contribution to the understanding of figurative language in Proverbs by looking at the grammatical and social contexts in which many of the book's metaphors appear. The brief introduction explains the process and methodological assumptions used for identifying metaphors. The study then continues with a lexical review of four semantic categories: the body, urban fabric, nature and animals. The result of this survey is a deep analysis of several key metaphors that looks at their composition, structure, and interpretation"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-222) and index.
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Proverbs, a poetic composition
The body as metaphor
The urban fabric
In the word of nature
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