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’n Toepaslike metafoorteorie vir die ontleding van metafore in die Nuwe Testament

H. Goede
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 41, No 1 | a297 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v41i1.297 | © 2007 H. Goede | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 July 2007 | Published: 27 July 2007

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H. Goede, Skool vir Bybelwetenskappe & Antieke Tale, Fakulteit Teologie, Potchefstroomkampus, Noordwes-Universiteit, South Africa

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An appropriate theory of metaphor for the analysis of metaphors in the New Testament
The aim of this article is to identify a theory of metaphor that is appropriate for the interpretation of the metaphors in the New Testament. The many metaphors in the New Testament force the exegete to properly account for the nature of metaphor and its contribution to the transmission of the message. An appropriate theory of metaphor must also properly account for the unique nature of the Bible and the New Testament as part of it. Different theories of metaphor are considered and criteria for the selection of a suitable theory stated. On the basis of such criteria, a selection of an appropriate theory of metaphor will be made, and the selected theory will be described in detail.


Grammatico-Historical Approach; Metaphor; New Testament; Theory Of Metaphor


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