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Sexual and Marital metaphors in Hosea, Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Ezekiel$
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Sharon Moughtin-Mumby

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199239085

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239085.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Sexual and Marital metaphors in Hosea, Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Ezekiel
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Sharon Moughtin‐Mumby

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239085.003.0001

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the persuading power of metaphors. It then outlines sexual and marital metaphorical language in traditional scholarship, feminist scholarship, and literary-historical approaches. The chapter discusses a cognitive, contextual approach to metaphorical language, a literary-historical approach, and a diachronic approach.

Keywords:   metaphor, metaphorical language, sexual language, marital language, literary-historical approach, diachronic approach

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