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Childbirth as a Metaphor for Crisis: Evidence from the Ancient Near East, the Hebrew Bible, and 1QH XI, 1-18 (Claudia D Bergmann) Hardcover Book, (De Gruyter, 2008) 9783110200423
Childbirth as a Metaphor for Crisis: Evidence from the Ancient Near East, the Hebrew Bible, and 1QH XI, 1-18 (Claudia D Bergmann) Hardcover Book, (De Gruyter, 2008) 9783110200423
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Title: Childbirth as a Metaphor for Crisis: Evidence from the Ancient Near East, the Hebrew Bible, and 1QH XI, 1-18

Author: Bergmann, Claudia D

Publisher: De Gruyter; Publication Date: 2008

Hardcover; ISBN: 9783110200423

Volumes: 1; Pages: x, 267

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Crises and catastrophes of all kinds have always confronted humans with great challenges. The present study examines the question of how literary texts process and deal with these challenges through the imaginary world of metaphors. It concentrates on the metaphor of childbirth, which compares people racked with crisis to women in labour (and sometimes vice versa). The texts examined are taken from the Ancient Orient and the Old Testament, together with a text exemplar from the Qumran corpus, which takes up the metaphor of childbirth and develops it further.
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