Animal Imagery in the Book of Proverbs (Supplements to Vetus by Tova Forti

By Tova Forti

Any remedy of the figurative and symbolic functionality of animal imagery in biblical literature calls for designated recognition to its contextual which means and cultural overview. the current examine goals to illustrate how this can be fairly precise of the ebook of Proverbs, within which faunal imageries function a didactic skill for delving into the extra noticeable truths of human habit. This publication makes a methodological contribution towards knowing the didactic functionality of Proverb's animal imageries by way of supplying an ongoing three-pronged research: a. Zoological id and literary belief of the animal within the Bible; b. Hermeneutic dynamics among the categorical animal simile and its literary edition; c. Rhetorical functionality of the animal imagery in the conceptual framework of the e-book of Proverbs.

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The hapax legomenon ÜLEEƝO ‘mast’ 39 Cf. Prov. xxiii 18; xxiv 14. See Fox, Proverbs 1–9, p. 197. 5ǀš/rôš occurs in various compounds; see Deut. xxxii 32c, 33b. Rashi glosses yapr‡š as “sting” or as from the root p-r-š ‘separate [from life]’. Gemser (Sprüche Salomos, p. ” McKane (Proverbs, p. 395) opts for “prick, puncture,” by analogy to Arabic paraŠa ‘wound in the liver or stomach’. 40 ANIMAL IMAGERY AS A LITERARY AND ARTISTIC DEVICE 39 (v. el—is derived from Üebel ‘rope’, and probably refers to the ropes tied to the masthead.

The asyndeton does not clarify the association of ideas. rnrNƗ E{ wernennû, rendered as a conditional clause, “[If] you see it, then it is gone” (xxiii 5a), provides logical justification for the prohibition. , blinking rapidly: riches pass away in the blink of an eye. , y-g-! -y-p (see Deut. xxv 18; Isa. xl 28). ƗãƯU ‘to the rich man’. Hitzig reconstructs a conjectural Hebrew al tigga! ƗãƯU ‘Do not approach the rich man’ (cf. Tg). See A. J. Baumgartner, Etude critique sur l'état du texte du Livre des Proverbes (Leipzig, 1890), p.

Xi 28; cf. xiii 7, xxii 1, xxviii 11, 20; Qoh. ix 11). Exertion in pursuit of wisdom is valued to the same extent as that in pursuit of riches: “The ornament of the wise is their wealth” (Prov. xiv 24a). But striving in vain and for no concrete achievement characterizes the fool: “A fool’s exertions tire him out, for he doesn’t know how to get to a town” (Qoh. x 15). The chiastic placement of the prohibitive forms al ‘do not’ and ÜăGƗO ‘desist’ sets up a paradoxical link between the exhortation to abstain from pursuing riches, a negative value, and that to draw back from understanding, a positive value.

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