The problem of money in the hand of a fool

Show simple item record Loader, J.A. (James Alfred), 1945- 2012-11-27T06:33:05Z 2012-11-27T06:33:05Z 2012-10-15
dc.description.abstract This article focused on a single proverb, viz. Proverbs 17:16. The syntax and stylistic features were analysed to demonstrate the extreme polyvalence that can characterise terse aphorisms. Fifteen readings were examined and evaluated, resulting in the distillation of four equally valid clusters of meaning. This informed the argument that the terseness of aphorisms is conducive to multiple legitimate interpretations which constitute the ‘readings’. The implications were considered in terms of intentionality and text-immanence in detailed exegesis. It was concluded that a combination of sophisticated linguistics and stylistic sensitivity in proverb exegesis can, in the sense of Herderian and Gunkelian ‘Einfühlung’ in minutiae, uncover a richness in ostensibly simple texts – which is to be distinguished from traditional methods claiming to probe ‘under the surface’. en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Loader, J.A., 2012, ‘The problem of money in the hand of a fool’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 68(1), Art. #1266, 9 pages. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0259--9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v68i1.1266
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_US
dc.rights © 2012. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_US
dc.subject Money en_US
dc.subject Proverbs 17:16 en_US
dc.title The problem of money in the hand of a fool en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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