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The Role of Sacrificial Language in Prophetic Rhetoric
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2011 (English)In: Ritual and Metaphor: Sacrifice in the Bible / [ed] Christian A.Eberhart, Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature , 2011Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this article, it is argued that the time has come to develop new approaches to the study of the role of sacrifice in the prophetic literature in the Hebrew Bible. One potentially fruitful approach, informed by rhetorical analysis and metaphor theory, is outlined. The main focus lies on the rhetorical purpose of bringing sacrificial language into a discourse which primarily deals with some other topic. This approach is illustrated by preliminary analyses of two passages where home-coming from diaspora is depicted by means of sacrificial metaphors: Isaiah 66:20 and Ezekiel 20:40-42.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature , 2011.
, Society of Biblical Literature. Resources for biblical study, 68
Keyword [en]
rhetoric, prophetic literature, sacrifice, metaphor, prophet
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
Old Testament Exegesis
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-133648ISBN: 978-1-58983-601-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-133648DiVA: diva2:369859
konferens: This volume features a selection of presentations delivered at the 2007, 2008, and 2009 Annual Meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature for the 'Sacrifice, Cult, and Atonement' program unitAvailable from: 2010-11-12 Created: 2010-11-12 Last updated: 2012-06-15Bibliographically approved

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