- Paperback: 290 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury 3PL (1 April 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0715615793
- ISBN-13: 978-0715615799
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 701,646 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Language and Imagery of the Bible Paperback – 1 Apr 2013
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About the Author
G.B. Caird was Professor of Exegesis of Holy Scripture at Oxford, UK.
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"We will be addressing ourselves not to the languages of the Bible, but to its language; not to the fact that it stands written in ancient and foreign tongues, the speech of ancient and alien cultures, but to the more fundamental fact that it is written in words."
Much of the material in this book could be applied profitably to understanding the language of books other than the Bible, and many of the references used by Prof. Caird are to sources outside Biblical studies. In fact he says right at the outset that:
"This book might well be described as a text book of elementary semantics with illustrations from the Old and New Testaments."
All in all, highly recommended.
Cuts through the quasi-intellectual arguments about taking the text literally or metaphorically, leading to a real grown up's approach to understanding inspiration.