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The Word "Hesed" in the Hebrew Bible

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This impressive semantic study, with a useful glossary of special and technical terms, develops an original methodology, bringing new insights into the meaning of a much-discussed word. Working with an immense amount of data, obtained by examining every occurrence in the Hebrew Bible of 35 field elements, the author achieves a new degree of semantic refinement based on meticulous quantitative analysis of distribution, collocations, parallels and syntagms. Sense-relations are formulated between hesed and other related terms. This study provides much material for a better understanding of this crucial term for Hebrew thought, and also makes an important theoretical contribution to Hebrew lexicography.The narrator knows, however, that Jacob is approaching the turning-point in his life, and he spares no effort to impress this ... He knows, too, of the activity of Abner and Ish-bosheth in the region of Gilead. A false move now could swing the men of Jabesh-gilead away from David to align themselves solidly behind Saula#39;s son.

Title:The Word "Hesed" in the Hebrew Bible
Author:Gordon R. Clark
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing - 2015-01-29


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