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By Bernard S. Jackson

This ebook explains and illustrates numerous semiotic concerns within the examine of biblical legislations. starting with a evaluation of proper literature in linguistics, philosophy, semiotics and psychology, it examines biblical legislations when it comes to its clients, its medium and its message. It criticizes our use of the thought of 'literal meaning', on the point of either phrases and sentences, who prefer to work out that means built by way of the narrative photographs that the language inspires. those pictures could come from both social event or cultural narratives. Speech functionality is necessary, either within the negotiation of the legislation and the narratives of its conversation. Non-linguistic semiotic phenomena, using different senses and regarding such notions as house and time, additionally must be taken into consideration. For the early biblical interval, not less than, conceptions of legislation dependent upon smooth versions have to be changed through the inspiration of 'wisdom-laws'. among the problems addressed during the argument are the constitution of the Decalogue, the function within the legislations of (Greenberg's) 'postulates', 'covenant renewal' and 'talionic punishment'.

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