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The Semantics of Biblical Language by James…

The Semantics of Biblical Language (edition 1962)

by James Barr

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Title:The Semantics of Biblical Language
Authors:James Barr
Info:Oxford University Press
Collections:Your library
Tags:Semantics, Greek Grammar, Hebrew Grammar, Greek Vocabulary, Hebrew Vocabulary

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The Semantics of Biblical Language by James Barr

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Barr's value lies in his scathing critiques of certain fallacies within theological interpretation of scripture. He is especially critical of Kittel's TDNT or TWNT and his approach to linguistics. Barr is not very accessible for the non specialist and I would probably direct readers towards Carson's [b:Exegetical Fallacies|590736|Exegetical Fallacies|D.A. Carson|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1388279677s/590736.jpg|932927] which provides a more comprehensive overview of various issues relating to biblical interpretation including some of Barr's suggestions.

Barr's work is really a “timepiece” and I think in many ways the discipline has improved since then. There are some who still ascribe to the root fallacy and some who still use Kittel, but by and large the mainstream of biblical scholarship seems to have improved. ( )
  sc4 | Oct 31, 2017 |
Great book on the abuses and proper way to use the original languages. It warns against the errors that Scholars and preachers still commit to this day ( )
  Theodore.Gebretsadik | Feb 8, 2015 |
After this devastating review of TDNT, not only did they re-issue revised editions, but biblical scholars began to pay attention to linguistics.
  KirkLowery | Mar 4, 2014 |
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