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Sexual and Marital metaphors in Hosea, Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Ezekiel

Sharon Moughtin-Mumby


This book considers the often unrecognised impact of different approaches to metaphor on readings of the prophtic sexual and marital metaphorical language. It outlines a practical and consciously simplified approach to metaphor, placing strong emphasis on the influence of literary context on metaphorical meaning. Drawing on this approach, Hosea 4-14, Jeremiah 2:1-4:4, Isaiah, Ezekiel 16 and 23, and Hosea 1-3 are examined with fresh eyes. The book reveals the way in which scholarship has repeatedly stifled the prophetic metaphorical language by reading it within the ‘default contexts’ of ‘the m ... More

Keywords: metaphor, prophetic sexual language, prophetic metaphorical language, Hosea 4-14, Jeremiah 2:1-4.4, Isaiah, Ezekiel 16, Ezekiel 23, Hosea 1-3

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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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Sharon Moughtin-Mumby, author

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