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Title: Blood Revenge in Light of the Imago Dei in Genesis 9:6. Its Semantics and Pragmatics
Authors: Jančovič, Jozef
Keywords: Book of Genesis; image of God; creation; flood narrative; blood; vengeance
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Wydawnictwo KUL
Citation: "The Biblical Annals" 2020, T. 10, nr 2, s. 191-206
Abstract: In recent years, some scholars have claimed that God’s creation of humanity in the divine image (Gen 1:26-28) presents both a royal-functional reading and also the model of nonviolence that counters recurrent violence throughout the Hebrew Bible. This nonviolent reading of humanity created in God’s image disregards the mention of this concept at the end of the Flood Narrative in Gen 9:6. This article firstly takes into consideration the proximate context and semantics of the sentence in Gen 9:6 expressed through its structural, linguistic and syntactic aspects. Moreover, the pragmatics of this saying will be analyzed through the investigative criteria of discursive analysis to better identify how semantic meaning and other contextual features underpin what is communicated by this challenging utterance.
Appears in Collections:The Biblical Annals, 2020, Tom 10 (67), Nr 2

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