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Hebrew Semantics

What's in a Word? Hebrew Semantics for Biblical Interpretation

Friday 25 May 2018

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

The first seminar of the Cambridge centre of the Semantics of Ancient 
Hebrew Database project (SAHD) aims at introducing key issues in Hebrew 
semantics and the use of Hebrew lexicons. Introductory sessions in the 
morning will draw attention to the importance of semantics and some of 
the key issues and will be aimed particularly at postgraduate students 
and early career scholars. The afternoon will present some results from 
research and will consist of research papers.

Buffet lunch is free for registrants. Email: by Monday May 21.


10.30 Coffee and arrivals (Foyer, Faculty of Divinity)

Workshops (room 7)

James Aitken and Alison Gray (Cambridge)

11.00–11.30    Why Semantics is Important for Biblical Interpretation

11.30–12.00    Methods in Hebrew Semantics

12.00–12.30    Current Hebrew Lexicons

12.45 Lunch

Research Papers (room 7)

1.45pm            Introduction: Semantics in Cambridge

                        Graham I. Davies

2.00–3.00        The Semantics of kɔbod in the Context of Ezekiel

Jacqueline Vayntrub (Brandeis)

3.00–3.45        The Semantic Field of Salvation

James Aitken and Alison Gray


SAHD:   Cambridge:   


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