Sight and insight in Genesis : a semantic study / Talia Sutskover.

Author
Sutskover-Stadler, Talia [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Sheffield : Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2013.
Description
x, 206 pages ; 25 cm.

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Sight and Insight shows how prominent are terms from the semantic field of sight in the book of Genesis. They are constantly found in openings, at turning points, and as constituents in place-names and personal names. Because of their presence at strategic points in the plot of Genesis, words of sight enhance cohesion among the narratives of the book. From the beginning of time, according to Genesis, there have been numerous instance os seeing on the part of both God and humans. But as Genesis progresses, God gradually becomes more hidden and his seeing gives place to human perception. These observations are built upon a sound theoretical foundation, outlined in the opening chapter, which provides a clear definition of the concept of 'semantic field' and an explanationof related semantic terms such as 'frames' and 'prototypes'. Sugsequent chapters identify the words that can be asigned to the 'sight' field, examine the deployment of the sight field in individual narrativesin Genesis, and study the sight field over larger sections of the book. --Back Cover.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages [184]-194) and indexes.
Contents
  • The constituents of the sight field : a discussion of meanings and positions in the field
  • The deployment of the SF in the individual narratives
  • The theme of sight unifies the sections of Genesis
  • Divine sight gives way to human sight in Genesis.
ISBN
  • 1907534946 ((hardback))
  • 9781907534942 ((hardback))
LCCN
2020303969
OCLC
861665535
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