Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

JAMES BARR, Semantics and Biblical Theology-a Contribution to the Discussion

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter is intended as a contribution to a discussion between several participants. It serves to stimulate thought about the relations between semantic studies and biblical theology. Semantics and biblical theology are two subjects which have a certain degree of overlap but also a considerable degree of mutual independence. Thus in general theological, as well as non-theological, considerations argue for the recognition of some independence between Hebrew semantics and biblical theology. Though the chapter has emphasized the synchronic axis in the approach to meaning, a diachronic axis can certainly also be discerned in Old Testament language and should be followed up whenever the data are sufficiently plentiful and the chronology of sources sufficiently clear. Due to the interest in the organization of dictionaries, the chapter has concentrated on an analysis of meaning which takes the word as unit.

Keywords: biblical theology; diachronic axis; dictionaries; Hebrew semantics; Old Testament language



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Congress Volume Uppsala 1971 — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation