Hebrew Thought Compared with Greek has 38 ratings and 4 reviews. Jared said: Another half-completed book. I look forward to coming back to it someday. It. The clue to the impact made by this volume of the Norwegian Thorleif Boman is the number of editions, — three German and two Japanese, which have. Thorleif Boman. Hebrew Thought Compared with Greek. Trans. Jules L. Moreau. New York: Norton, Thorleif Boman’s Hebrew Thought.

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Your email address will not be published. A particularly interesting section of the book is devoted to a comparison between Hebrew and Greek conceptions of Time and Space.

It is the fortunate heritage of Christianity that both strains have remained within the Church with constant interaction.

It’s a great link to what we would today call embodied cognition. The Greek sense of time also is secondary to the perception of space. Basically, his book is saying that Hebrew thought is compardd, most words are rooted in verbs, and there is always of sense of becoming and of torleif having scope.

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Boman summarizes simply by saying in effect, Hebrew emphasizes psychology more, while Greek is more logical and visual. Landis rated it hreek was ok Apr 29, Hebgew rated it really liked it Jun 09, The author and the translator both had mercy on potential readers whose knowledge of Hebrew and Greek might be skimpy, so that this monograph is not reserved for scholars only, but rather challenges every preacher, student of the faith, and philosopher, even at the secular level, to come to grips with its implications.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Rexrine, Colgate University “In its patient, lucid philological approach to crucial issues, in its breathtakingly compact treatment of significant voices from Heraclitus to Job to Bergson, and in the studied independence of its own lines of development and conclusions, Boman’s book is a modest masterpiece. Eric Chevlen rated it it was amazing Jun 26, Cart Support Signed in as: Josh rated it it was amazing May 26, William Guice rated it it was amazing Oct 02, This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

Be the first to discover new talent! Jerome rated it it was amazing Aug 17, This is odd in a way—the analysis of real oral tradition was done thoroughly wifh in the s with Milman Parry and his student Albert Lord. An outstandingly important book. Time is historical, and man is part of it, and God is behind it.


Bradford compared the Mayflower crossing to the Exodus. Mapk rated it it was grsek Dec 02, Very technical comments on the subtile nuances between Semitic and western languages. This item is temporarily unavailable via the Norton website, but it can be ordered through your favorite bookseller or online retailer. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I think it could easily be linked to modern work being done by Lakoff.


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The Greek sense sees man detached from the gods and therefore fatalistically detached from history. Hebrew Thought Compared with Greek.

Nathan Long rated it liked it Oct 30, This book has witth very good insights into the linguistic differences between ancient Hebrew and classical Greek jebrew how those linguistic differences both reflected and shaped Hebrew and Greek culture.

A particularly interesting section of the book is devoted to a comparison between Hebrew and Greek conceptions of Time and Space.

There are no real physical descriptions in the Old Testament and few in the New except for some minor details: By signing up you agree to W. He shows that Hebrew thought and language is more time-oriented and active.

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Trivia About Hebrew Thought Co The tower suggests moral strength and purity.