Hebrew Thought Compared with Greek has 38 ratings and 4 reviews. Jared said: Another half-completed book. I look forward to coming back to it someday. It. The clue to the impact made by this volume of the Norwegian Thorleif Boman is the number of editions, — three German and two Japanese, which have. Thorleif Boman. Hebrew Thought Compared with Greek. Trans. Jules L. Moreau. New York: Norton, Thorleif Boman’s Hebrew Thought.

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Kevin rated it really liked it Jan 11, However, the writing style is quite dry and, at times, tedious, but this is likely a product of translation from the original German. The book is another in the valuable series known as The Library of History and Doctrine.

Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Mark Gring rated it really liked it Apr 04, Philippe Deblois rated it liked it Dec 08, Leslie rated it liked it Jul 26, Read this for a wonderful taste of how differently we can experience the world.

It’s a great link to what we would today call embodied cognition. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Technical, but bmoan thought provoking. Karl rated it did not like it Mar 18, Landis rated it it was ok Apr 29, An outstandingly important book.

Hebrew Thought Compared with Greek. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Where is the time to finish reading all the cool stuff I have! The author and the translator both had mercy on potential readers whose knowledge of Hebrew and Greek bojan be skimpy, so that ehbrew monograph is not reserved for scholars only, but rather challenges every preacher, student of the faith, and philosopher, even at the secular level, to come to grips with its implications.


Maddy Ullrich rated it it was amazing Jul 16, The Greeks and the Hebrews thought differently, used words differently, and had diverse views about relationships with each other and with God.

Hebrew Thought Compared with Greek

Be the first to discover new talent! The tower suggests moral strength and purity. Time is linear, sometimes cyclic, but man is almost detached from it. This book was wtih of my league. Greek thought, which is more typical of the West, is more static and spatial.

Eric Chevlen rated it it was amazing Jun 26, Hebrew descriptions are active. Basically, his book is saying that Hebrew thought is dynamic, most words are tholreif in verbs, and there is always of sense of becoming and of history having scope.

Open Preview See a Problem? Russian does the same thing. William Guice rated it it was amazing Oct 02, Those are not physical descriptions, Boman tells us, but rather descriptions of actions and moral qualities.

Jeremy Allen Phelps rated it really liked it Aug 14, Description had to do with motivation and eith. The Greek sense sees man detached from the gods and therefore fatalistically detached from history. Nevertheless, I recommend this book to serious students of the Bible.

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Rexrine, Colgate University “In its patient, lucid philological approach to crucial issues, in its breathtakingly compact treatment of significant voices from Heraclitus to Job to Bergson, and in the studied independence of its own lines of development and conclusions, Boman’s book is a modest masterpiece. A particularly interesting section of the book is devoted to a comparison between Hebrew and Greek conceptions of Time and Space.

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The Greek sense of time also is secondary to the perception of space.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It gy be read not only by those who are concerned with the theological facets of the problem but by anyone who claims any interest in the problem of thinking in Western culture. LPenting rated it it was amazing Feb 16, Eva Winter rated it liked it Sep 13, Be the first to ask a question about Hebrew Thought Compared with Greek. Understanding both streams of thought helps us understand both Testaments of the Bible, as well as something of our own language and cultural perspective.

He shows that Hebrew thought and language is more time-oriented and active.

Boman summarizes simply by saying in effect, Hebrew emphasizes psychology more, while Greek is more logical and visual. Paperbackpages. Do any Indo-European languages have a passive voice for to be?

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Wesan did not even have a past participle. This book has some very good insights into the linguistic differences between ancient Hebrew and classical Greek and how those linguistic differences both reflected and shaped Hebrew and Greek culture.

Return to Book Page. Nathan Long rated it liked it Oct 30, The Scandinavian professor who has written this challenging book appears to be bboman a comoared. Time to the Hebrew is based on rhythmic patterns, it is neither linear nor cyclic. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.