Herein, we come to the end of our discussion of the semantics of σκύβαλον and how it relates to English taboo words.
The following is an essay encompassing the analysis and data that we will be presenting in our paper on ἐκ and ἀπό at the Greek Prepositions Workshop at Tyndale house in Cambridge this coming Friday, June 30th. It is a compilation of the short pieces that we have posted over the past week.
We find a strong “experiential correlation” (Tyler and Evans 2003, 32) between actions and the consequences that result from those actions (i.e. cause and effect): Causes are understood to precede their consequences. If one event immediately precedes another, it is only natural to conceive of the former as the cause and the latter as the effect.
This excerpt is from my chapter, “Linguistic issues in Biblical Greek,” in Lexham Methods: Linguistics & Exegesis. It’s published […]
There’s plenty of already existing evidence for the nature of linguistic categorization and prototype theory. I laid much […]
Metaphor and analogy drive much (all) of semantic change. The text is from 4 Macc 2:2-3 2 ταύτῃ […]