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dc.contributor.authorJordaan, Pierre Johan
dc.contributor.authorSteyn, Zacharias Jacobus
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-03T06:33:43Z
dc.date.available2012-10-03T06:33:43Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationJordaan, P.J. & Steyn, Z.J. 2011. Samson as light and Delilah as darkness: a cognitive linguistic study using metaphors. Ekklesiastikos Pharos, 93:193-204. [http://www.uj.ac.za/EN/Faculties/humanities/departments/greeklatin/research]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1018-9556
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/7425
dc.descriptionPublished by the Institute for Afro-Hellenic Studies (under the patronage of His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros B) in collaboration with the Department of Greek and Latin Studies (University of Johannesburg)en_US
dc.description.abstractInterpretation of ancient texts can be a very clinical procedure, with little to no regard of the individual's personal experience of the text. This also applies to interpretation of the Samson and Delilah narrative. When the text is read with experiential intent, a lot of discrepancies arise which conventional historical critical and grammatical approaches cannot explain. A new approach is therefore required to interpret the text. We propose a cognitive linguistic approach. If we consider the text using a solar metaphor, namely that Samson is the sun deity and Delilah is the deity of the night, an ancient struggle between light and darkness is exposed. The dynamic relationship between light and darkness is taken further through the use of the light-against-dark force metaphor in the interpretation process. This proves fruitful as new meaning, with fewer discrepancies, is drawn from the narrative.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Johannesburgen_US
dc.titleSamson as light and Delilah as darkness: a cognitive linguistic study using metaphorsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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