Linguistics and Biblical Studies
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Linguistics and Biblical Studies
LINGUISTICS AND BIBLICAL STUDIES. Linguistics is the study of language as language, in contrast to the study of any specific language. The term “general linguistics” comprehends all of the varied theoretical positions of linguists. There is no question that linguistics has much to offer students and
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
PARONOMASIA (Gr. παρονομασία, Lat. annominatio).*—A play on words of similar sound. This linguistic use, which in the present day is usually confined to humorous writing, is found in ancient, and especially Oriental, works in the most serious passages. In Hebrew it is frequent, largely with proper names.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
linguistics. The scientific study of the nature of language. The discipline of comparative linguistics—the identification and analysis of languages that are genetically related—arose at the end of the 18th cent. and grew vigorously during the 19th. This approach was historical (or diachronic) in character:
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books
LINGUISTICSAlthough no biblical writer was a linguist, there are numerous indications of self-conscious awareness of language in the Historical Books (Weinberg). For example, dialectal differences in pronunciation are used to differentiate social groupings (Judg 12:5–6); the besieged Judean officials
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
LINGUISTICS AND BIBLICAL STUDIES. Linguistics is the science of languages. Since a proper understanding of the biblical texts depends upon careful study of the original languages, the fields of linguistics and biblical studies have long been closely linked, especially with regards to the languages of