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Author Barrick, W. Boyd, 1946-

Title BMH as body language : a lexical and iconographical study of the word BMH when not a reference to cultic phenomena in biblical and post-biblical Hebrew / W. Boyd Barrick
Published New York : T & T Clark, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (viii, 193 pages)
Series Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies ; 477
T & T Clark library of biblical studies
Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies ; 477.
T & T Clark library of biblical studies.
Contents Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 THE ISSUE; Chapter 2 THE COGNATE EVIDENCE; Chapter 3 THE HEBREW EVIDENCE; Chapter 4 POSSIBLE EXCEPTIONS; Chapter 5 FINAL THOUGHTS; Select Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors
Summary It is customarily assumed that the Hebrew word BMH denotes a "high place," first a topographical elevation and derivatively a cult place elevated either by location or construction.€This book offers a fresh, systematic, and comprehensive examination of the word in those biblical and post-biblical passages where it supposedly carries its primary topographical sense.€Although the word is used in this way in only a handful of its attestations, they are sufficiently numerous and contextually diverse to yield sound systematic, rather than ad hoc, conclusions as to its semantic content. & nb
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 142-174) and indexes
Notes English
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SUBJECT Bible. Old Testament -- Language, style
Bible. Old Testament fast
Subject Bamah (The Hebrew word)
Hebrew language -- Semantics
RELIGION -- Judaism -- Sacred Writings.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament.
Language and languages -- Style
Bamah (The Hebrew word)
Hebrew language -- Semantics
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780567473516