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Faculty of Divinity


Biblical Greek Semantics and Metaphor Theory

Friday 24 May 2019

Room 7, Faculty of Divinity, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9BS

The second Cambridge seminar on Biblical Semantics will introduce key issues in Greek semantics, tools for research, and the application of Cognitive Theory to Greek semantics.

Introductory sessions in the morning will draw attention to the importance of semantics and some of the key issues, aimed particularly at postgraduate students and early career scholars. The afternoon will present developments in Metaphor Theory and apply Cognitive Metaphor Theory to Biblical Greek.

Buffet lunch is free for those who register. Email: by Friday May 17 (stating any dietary requirements).


10.15 Coffee and arrivals (Foyer, Faculty of Divinity)

Greek Semantics (room 7)

James Aitken and Marieke Dhont (Cambridge)

10.45–11.45    Current Issues in Greek Semantics

11.45–12.45    Applying Semantics to Biblical Greek

12.45 Lunch

Metaphor Theory and Greek (room 7)

1.45–2.45        Recent Developments in the Study of Metaphor

                       Pierre Van Hecke (Leuven)

3.00–4.00       Metapherein. Translating Metaphor in the Septuagint

Pierre Van Hecke (Leuven)


An event of the Cambridge Centre of the “Semantics of Ancient Hebrew Database Project”

& “The Septuagint within the History of Greek Network”

 (new websites coming soon for both!)


Current students and supervisors can access the Faculty’s Moodle page by clicking on the image below.