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100 1  Kroeze, Daniel G 
245 12 A semantic study of the lexical field of 'fear' terms in 
       Biblical Hebrew 
300    268 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 65-
       04, Section: A, page: 1341 
500    Supervisor:  Michael V. Fox 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--The University of Wisconsin - Madison, 
520    This study offers a semantic analysis of the vocabulary of
       'fear' terms in Biblical Hebrew. Biblical scholarship, 
       including the area of semantics, has lagged behind some of
       the advances made in modern linguistic theory. In 
       particular, semantic studies of the meanings of biblical 
       Hebrew words have usually been carried out atomistically. 
       This is the approach of most Hebrew lexicons which provide
       an analysis of single words in alphabetical order. Modern 
       semantics suggests that it is better to investigate the 
       relationships that exist within a group of words with 
       similar meanings in order to more accurately arrive at the
       meaning of any single word. Such an analysis is known in 
       linguistic terms as a semantic field approach. The purpose
       of the present study is to follow this method, plotting 
       the individual lexical meanings of these words within a 
       larger semantic field. The goal is not to propose new 
       definitions to these words. The aim is to fine tune the 
       traditional meanings by identifying the unique nuance of 
       each word. Thereby, this study will make it possible to go
       beyond the general or casual comments that are commonly 
       offered, and provide a carefully drawn picture of the 
       semantic field of fear in Biblical Hebrew 
520    The first chapter clarifies the issues involved in a 
       semantic analysis of Biblical Hebrew words. It briefly 
       introduces some of the linguistic principles first 
       articulated by F. de Saussure at the beginning of the 
       twentieth century. It focuses particularly on some of the 
       issues and problems related to synchrony and diachrony 
       that face any linguistic analysis of Biblical Hebrew 
520    The second chapter examines the concept of fear. It seeks 
       to identify some of the components of fear. It also 
       provides an example of how varieties of fear can be 
       defined in the vocabulary of semantic metalanguage 
520    Chapter three presents a syntagmatic analysis of the 
       individual Hebrew words associated with fear. The 
       syntactic relationships within the context of each 
       occurrence will be analyzed to determine what contribution
       they make to the meaning of the words. By this method, a 
       definition of meaning in association to the components of 
       the various types of fear will be formed, rather than 
520    Chapter four addresses the key phrase yirat Adonai, the 
       fear of the Lord, and the language-specific application 
       that this phrase has in Biblical Hebrew. In particular, it
       defines a positive application of the Hebrew word yar&
       dot;e in the many cases where God is the object. In 
       addition, it suggests a rationale for how a normally 
       negative emotion, such as fear, developed a positive 
       application in ancient Israelite culture and religion 
520    Finally, chapter five attempts to plot the Hebrew terms 
       within the semantic field of fear. The chapter defines the
       semantic relationships of the words. Since these words fit
       within the same semantic category (fear), they exhibit 
       much overlap. The similarities will be noted. The words 
       will also be distinguished and separated into mini-
       categories within the broader field of fear. The 
       particular nuance of each word will emerge. In the end, 
       three types of fear will be identified along with the 
       words that are associated with each type 
590    School code: 0262 
590    DDC 
650  4 Language, Ancient 
650  4 Language, Linguistics 
690    0289 
690    0290 
710 20 The University of Wisconsin - Madison 
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