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The tongue is the unrighteous world': James, Cosmology, and Speech

Hultin, J.F. (2010) The tongue is the unrighteous world': James, Cosmology, and Speech. In: Annual Meeting. Society of Biblical Literature, 20 - 23 November 2010, Atlanta, GA



Kosman, Admiel. (1999; 1995). AAdam gave names to the creatures and to woman in light of Aggadic and modern interpretations@. In Aaron Demsky (ed.) Volume 2 (pp. 79-103, Hebrew section). Refs. Ramat Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press. English summary, p. 180. A preliminary version of this article was abstracted in English and Hebrew in the program of The Jewish Name: A Multi-Disciplinary Discussion (Second International Onomastic Conference on What=s in a Jewish Name), 1995. Bar-Ilan University. n.p. Proposes that Adam in name-giving had two types of relationship: (1) an instrumental and (2), an expressive. Modern commentators find three approaches: (1) showing ownership (animals named or toward the woman, (2) distinguishing A . . . between giving names to animals and giving a name to a woman as a sign of friendship, and (3) name-giving as showing Adam=s efforts to discover his place in the world. These approaches are used to explain the midrash in Genesis Rabba.

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