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Biblical Semantic Logic : A Preliminary Analysis - Arthur Gibson

Biblical Semantic Logic

A Preliminary Analysis

Paperback Published: 1st February 2002
ISBN: 9781841271736

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Biblical semantic logic, which first appeared in 1981, seeks to show that the study of biblical and ancient Near Eastern languages and literatures can be established on a logical basis. In a new prologue for this edition, Gibson reviews some of the scholarly treatment of the topic since the appearance of the first edition. He addresses the topics of originality and infinity and also suggests that deep areas of literary creativity resemble cosmology and pure mathematics. Gibson then proceeds to demonstrate how the central areas of biblical usage (names, predicates expressions of quantity, idioms) can be mapped employing some contemporary philosophy, logic and linguistics. There is criticism of some previous scholarly interpretations, especially where these have led to the under-estimation of the conceptual and logical sensitivity of biblical narrative.

Prologue to the Second Edition
Introductionp. 1
Biblical Semantic Logicp. 1
Biblical Languagesp. 3
Logico-Linguisticsp. 5
Semitic Language Study and Confusionp. 13
Interpretation of Biblical Greekp. 35
Meaningp. 47
Sense and Referencep. 47
Logico-Linguistic Context of Referencep. 60
Reference and Intentionp. 87
Semantic Valuesp. 97
Proper Namesp. 126
Referential Functions and Ancient Namesp. 126
Criteria of Identityp. 140
Naming yhwhp. 151
Reference and Predicationp. 165
Predicatep. 165
Reference to Rootsp. 176
The Root of Referencep. 176
Roots and Nominalismp. 177
Referential Root Relationsp. 190
Generality: Conclusionp. 207
Theory of Meaningp. 207
Appendixp. 225
W. F. Albright's Use of 'Logic'p. 225
Index of Biblical Passagesp. 232
Index of Names and Subjectsp. 233
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ISBN: 9781841271736
ISBN-10: 184127173X
Series: Biblical Seminar (Paperback)
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 1st February 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.7  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1