Spoken into Being
Self and Name(s) in the Hebrew Bible
Series: Forschungen zum Alten Testament 2. Reihe
- ISBN: 9783161614644
- Published By: Mohr Siebeck
- Published: September 2022
How are names related to the self in the Hebrew Bible? Are names simply ornamental, or are they tied to the essence of the embodied bearer? To answer these questions, Søren Lorenzen traces various functions of proper names and explores how the lexeme »name« is conceptualized as an object to be perceived by the senses. With Paul Ricoeur as a dialogical partner, the author brings a new perspective on how the self is formed in the intentional relation between persons and name(s).