n. — a person who instructs others by imparting skills or knowledge; probably as an occupation.
I did not listen to the voice of my teachers [מוֹרֶה] or incline my ear to my instructors [למד].
Proverbs 5:13 (NRSV)
The Bible Sense Lexicon offers the advantage of being able to examine parallelism when studying poetry. In Proverbs 5:13, two words in the Hebrew text are tagged with the same sense in the Bible Sense Lexicon. In other words, both מוֹרֶה and למד in this text have been taken to refer to “a person who instructs others by imparting skills or knowledge; probably as an occupation.” This may suggest that we have a synonymous parallelism. In other cases, a word in the second poetic line will be one level lower in the hierarchy, rather than a synonym. This may suggest that the parallelism is synthetic. Be sure to see where items fit into the Bible Sense Lexicon hierarchy when examining poetic parallelism.
What is the Bible Sense Lexicon?
Sense of the Day is based on content from Logos’ Bible Sense Lexicon, which organizes biblical Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek words by meaning based on a variety of semantic relationships. Sense of the Day provides examples of senses in context, along with insight into their application for theology and interpretation.
The Bible Sense Lexicon is a Logos dataset available in Logos 5 Gold and higher base packages. If you’re enrolled in the Logos Academic Discount Program, you can also find the Bible Sense Lexicon in the Biblical Languages base package. Take your studies even further by exploring semantic domains, engaging the biblical text like never before.
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