Hebrew Thought Compared with Greek has 38 ratings and 4 reviews. Jared said: Another half-completed book. I look forward to coming back to it someday. It. The clue to the impact made by this volume of the Norwegian Thorleif Boman is the number of editions, — three German and two Japanese, which have. Thorleif Boman. Hebrew Thought Compared with Greek. Trans. Jules L. Moreau. New York: Norton, Thorleif Boman’s Hebrew Thought.

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Want to Read saving…. Paperbackpages. There are no real physical descriptions in the Old Testament and few in the New except for some minor details: The significance of the verb to be is lost in Modern English, dith in Old English pre there were actually two verbs to be: Many of Professor Boman’s ideas have preceded the translation into current American theological circles, so there should be a ready welcome for the whole work.

Christopherjhorne rated it liked it Dec 05, The key deed, of course, in the Hebrew Scriptures is the Exodus. Cart Support Signed in as: Hebrew descriptions are active.

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I look forward to coming back to it someday. The author and the translator both had mercy on potential readers whose knowledge of Hebrew and Greek might be skimpy, so that this monograph is not reserved for scholars only, but rather challenges every preacher, student of the faith, and philosopher, even at the secular level, to come to grips with its implications.


Just as the Lord gave us two eyes for better perspective, so these two approaches enable us to see the Christian faith in better focus. A classic study of the differences between Thorlrif and Hebrew thought. God is not only transcendent and immanent, but Boman calls Him transparent, revealing Himself through who He is by His deeds.

Trivia About Hebrew Thought Co In Hebrew even the verb to behayahis dynamic. I find it’s insights popping up from time thprleif time in the coolest places.


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Please provide an email address. Hebrew Thought Compared with Greek. Dave Wainscott rated it it was amazing Aug thougth, Landis rated it it was ok Apr 29, The Scandinavian professor who has written this challenging book appears to be such a paragon. I think it could easily be linked to modern work being done by Lakoff.

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Leslie rated it liked it Jul 26, It was pretty heavy. Wesan did not even have a past participle. Karl rated it did not like it Mar 18, Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

Greek descriptions are more specific and physical, perceived with all the senses. Nevertheless, I recommend this book to serious students of the Bible.


Eva Winter rated thorleiff liked it Sep 13, This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. It’s a great link to what we would today call embodied cognition. Rexrine, Colgate University “In its patient, lucid philological approach to crucial issues, in its breathtakingly compact treatment of significant voices from Heraclitus to Job to Bergson, and in the studied independence of its own lines of development and conclusions, Boman’s book is a modest masterpiece.

Understanding both streams of thought helps us understand both Testaments of the Bible, as well as something of our own language and cultural perspective. Greek thought, which is more typical of the West, is more static and spatial. The Hebrew view of history and character is personal and moral. However, the cmopared style is quite dry and, at times, tedious, but this is likely a product of translation from the original German.

By signing up you agree to W. Just how this works out in terms of words and ideas takes more than two hundred thoughh pages.

It must be read not only by those who are concerned with the theological facets of the problem but by anyone who claims any interest in the problem of thinking in Western culture.

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