9780310409519

God, Language, and Scripture : Reading the Bible in the Light of General Linguistics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780310409519

  • ISBN10:

    0310409519

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1991-01-01
  • Publisher: Zondervan
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Summary

Silva provides guidance for the study and use of biblical Hebrew and Greek which are often presented in studies on the languages of the Old and New Testaments. His work is a must for all serious students of biblical Hebrew and Greek.

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
Introductionp. 11
Biblical Perspectives on Languagep. 19
Language and Creationp. 20
Language and Sinp. 26
The Confusion of Tonguesp. 27
Evil Speechp. 29
Language and Redemptionp. 32
God's Wordp. 32
God's Written Wordp. 35
God's Incarnate Wordp. 37
Redeemed Speechp. 39
The Scientific Study of Languagep. 41
Fundamental Principlesp. 41
Synchronic Descriptionp. 41
Language as a Structured Systemp. 44
Language and Speechp. 47
Other Principlesp. 48
The Interdisciplinary Outlookp. 52
The Humanitiesp. 52
The Natural Sciencesp. 54
The Social Sciencesp. 56
The Historical Dimensionp. 59
Language Familiesp. 60
Linguistic Developmentp. 67
Hebrew and Aramaicp. 67
Greekp. 70
Describing the Biblical Languages (I)p. 77
Soundsp. 78
Wordsp. 84
Formp. 84
Meaningp. 86
Describing the Biblical Languages (II)p. 99
Sentencesp. 99
Formp. 100
Meaning: Case Relationshipsp. 102
Meaning: Tense and Aspectp. 111
Paragraphs and Larger Unitsp. 118
Formp. 120
Meaningp. 123
Epilogue--Passing It Onp. 129
Textual Transmissionp. 130
Translationp. 133
Teachingp. 139
Appendix: The Biblical Languages in Theological Educationp. 141
For Further Readingp. 147
Index of Modern Authors and Titlesp. 149
Index of Subjectsp. 155
Index of Biblical Passagesp. 159
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