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Animal imagery in the book of Proverbs / by Tova L. Forti.

Forti, Tova. (Author).
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Subject: Bible. Proverbs > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Symbolism in the Bible.
Animals in the Bible.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9789047423621
  • ISBN: 9047423623
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xv, 193 pages).
  • Publisher: Leiden ; Brill, 2008.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-179) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Preface; Abbreviations and Short References; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Animal Imagery as a Literary and Artistic Device; Chapter 3: Paradoxical Juxtaposition of Animal Imagery and Social Categories; Chapter 4: Animals as Models for Human Society; Conclusion; Appendix A: Animal Imagery as a Hermeneutical Tool for Analyzing the Conceptual Polarity in Qoheleth; Appendix B: A New Criterion for Identifying "Wisdom Psalms"; Bibliography; Index of Scriptural and other Ancient References; Index of Animals; Index of Subjects.
Summary: Any treatment of the figurative and symbolic function of animal imagery in biblical literature requires special attention to its contextual meaning and cultural evaluation.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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