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The man becomes Adam‎

Almalech, Mony (2018) The man becomes Adam‎. In: Cross-Inter-Multi-Trans: Proceedings of the 13th World Congress of the International Association for Semiotic Studies. IASS Publications & International Semiotics Institute, Kaunas, Lithuania, ‎476-‎485. ISBN 9786090215548

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Abstract

The paper is focused on Genesis 1 – 3 where the primordial man [adàm] is created ‎and he was given the proper name Adam [adàm]. ‎ In Hebrew man and Adam are the same word, spelled the same way – [adàm]. ‎Different translations of Genesis 1-3 use for the first time the proper name Adam in ‎different places (Septuagint Gen 2:16; Vulgate Gen 2:19; La Sacra Bibblia Nouva Reveduta ‎and La Nuova Diodati Gen 3:17; King’s James Version Gen 2:20; The Estonian Bible Gen ‎‎2:22; Bulgarian and Russian Synodal (Orthodox) versions Gen 2:25; The German Luther ‎Bible Gen 3:8; Some English Protestant versions Gen 3:17; Bulgarian Protestant and many ‎English Protestant versions Gen 3:20-21). The paper decodes the phenomenon by ‎studying the Hebrew original and several semiotic views on common and proper names ‎‎(Lotman 2009, Toporov 1993, Losev 1929, Pierce 1992-1998). Through these opinions the ‎important question “Who wrote the Bible?” is discussed. The analysis interfaces the new ‎linguistic relativity theory (after 1990).‎ Four layers of symbolism are decoded: 1. The man became Adam; 2. The two men in ‎Gen 1:27 (“Let us make man in Our image, after Our likeness”) and in Gen 2:7 man [adàm] ‎is made by earth, ground [adamà]; 3. The two men in the New Testament (1 Corinthians ‎‎15:45-49); 4. Edom, Adam and cultural discourses in both Testaments.‎

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:Language. Linguistics. Literature > Ancient languages
Language. Linguistics. Literature > Comparative linguistics
Language. Linguistics. Literature > Language
Logic.Ethics (Moral philosophy).Esthetics. > Theory of knowledge. Epistemology. Semiotic
Religion > Bible
Religion > Christianity. Christian doctrinal theology
Religion > Judaism
Sociology.Anthropology > Sociology of culture and civilization
Translation studies
ID Code:3991
Deposited By: Prof. M.A. Almalech
Deposited On:07 Feb 2019 11:00
Last Modified:07 Feb 2019 12:43

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