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eBook The Metaphor of Shepherd in the Hebrew Bible: A Historical-Literary Reading ePub

by Jonathan Gan

  • ISBN: 076183754X
  • Category: Bible Study and Reference
  • Subcategory: Bibles
  • Author: Jonathan Gan
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University Press of America (June 14, 2007)
  • Pages: 148
  • ePub book: 1646 kb
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The shepherd metaphor is one of the most important theological images in the Hebrew Bible. To achieve this, the Hebrew text has been studied by applying historical-literacy exegesis to determine the textual meaning.

The shepherd metaphor is one of the most important theological images in the Hebrew Bible. However, careful study of this metaphor in the Hebrew Bible proves otherwise. Comparison of the ancient Near Eastern literature help to enlighten the usage of the metaphor in the ancient world related to the Old Testament.

A Historical-Literary Reading. Jonathan Gan Lanham, MD 2007-06-14

A Historical-Literary Reading. Jonathan Gan Lanham, MD 2007-06-14. Gan, an ordained minister of the Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec, studies the shepherd metaphor of the Old Testament and applies his conclusions to the issue of pastoral theology. He begins with a brief survey of different theories of pastoral theology expressed between the years 1958 and 1986. One wonders why more recent studies are not included.

ISBN13: 9780761837541.

The Metaphor of Shepherd in the Hebrew Bible: A Historical-Literary Reading. Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Lanham, M. University Press of America, 2007. 4th ed. Cambridge, Mass. Reading the Old Testament with the Ancient Church: Exploringthe Formation of Early Christian Thought. Baker Academic, 2007.

Moreover, metaphor also constitutes a bridge between the ancient and contemporary context. With this backdrop in mind, this article argues for the necessity of exploring the connections between these wisdom books, metaphor studies, and contemporary artwork. Hence the principles of Islamic values are total obedience and resignation to God's commands and prohibitions, which is a form of servitude to the Creator in all aspects of life so that all activities of a devotee must contain worship, as elaborated in the holy Qur'an surah Adh-Dhaariyat verse 56, which substance is that humans are created solely to worship.

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Metaphors and the Bible. Here Jesus is compared to a shepherd, and the people are compared to sheep. A shepherd’s job is to protect his sheep from dangerous animals. Metaphors turn difficult ideas into simple concepts. Metaphor as a figure of speech is one of the most common literary devices, it can be found in almost any text, and The Bible is no exception. Some of the metaphors found in The Bible are alluded to and referenced in many other texts, so it pays to be familiar with them and understand what is being said.

The metaphor is a hallmark of Classical Hebrew poetry .

The individual books of the Bible gradually were collected into one volume . For an introduction to the Bible and the question of what literature is, read pages 11-32 of How to Read the Bible as Literature.

The individual books of the Bible gradually were collected into one volume, but we know little about the process. We can infer that many parts of the Bible originally circulated in oral form, but - as with Homer’s Odyssey - it is difficult to say when or how these materials were first written down. A host of literary genres appear in the Bible - comedy, tragedy, satire, parables, proverbs, hero tales, epistles, visionary writings, and many more.

The shepherd metaphor is one of the most important theological images in the Hebrew Bible. The contemporary image of shepherd inclines toward a therapist, counselor, and caregiver. However, careful study of this metaphor in the Hebrew Bible proves otherwise. The book is designed to reveal all possible original meanings of the shepherd image, expressed not only in Yahweh, but also in various biblical characters such as Abraham, Moses, David, and so forth. However, the focus is not on the person designated as shepherd, but rather the roles and characteristics of a shepherd that would manifest through these people. To achieve this, the Hebrew text has been studied by applying historical-literacy exegesis to determine the textual meaning. Comparison of the ancient Near Eastern literature help to enlighten the usage of the metaphor in the ancient world related to the Old Testament. This work shows how the definitions given in the current literature of pastoral theology fail to satisfy the meaning of shepherd, and how the Old Testament is an essential resource for the study of the shepherd metaphor. The result is to have the metaphor used in its proper understanding. The book also aims to consolidate the meanings of the metaphor in the various biblical passages for future development.