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simply twines itself about them and makes itself more firmly rooted. Dislodgement of this plant seems impossible.” 22 The place of the plant is also the subject of 8:18, which explains how the plant is ‘swallowed up’ from its place. This is a displacement image: the plant is torn from its place, it is

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container can be contained as well. These two conceptual metaphors are the subject of the two following paragraphs. 4.2 The Boundaries of the Body Renan already contended with regard to 16:9–14 that “Job’s troubled mind confuses God and his enemies in a series of images, proceeding in a disjointed style

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certain topics could hardly be verbalized without spatial language and cognition. It is a universal human experience: Human beings share a common spatial experience, defined by living in a three-dimensional world, being subject to the forces of gravity, having our perceptual apparatuses and our direction

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This introduction explains what spatial metaphors are and why they are the subject of this study. As a point of departure, I investigate a number of spatial expressions in the prologue of the book of Job that are generally not considered to be metaphorical. These expressions are linguistic

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. the direction is from source to target domain and the mapping cannot be inverted. Not all metaphor theorists agree with the idea that a mapping is unidirectional. Max Black notably has argued for an interaction view of metaphor in which “the two subjects ‘interact’ in the following ways: (a) the

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were subjected to systematic analysis in the body of the present study. These three metaphorical clusters have different spatial categories as source domains: 1. BOUNDARIES and CONTAINMENT , 2. PLACE and PLACELESSNESS , and 3. DIRECTION and DISTANCE . To investigate these metaphors I

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, and Job is not.” 39 Despite the evidence of that insight, as readers we “begin to argue among ourselves.” 40 For Newsom, the key element in Job’s experience is that of the sublime, viz. “the perceiving subject’s sense of being overwhelmed by something too immense, vast, or powerful to be grasped by

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subject is that ill-being and well-being are different dimensions, viz. although they might be thought of as direct opposites, they are influenced by different needs. 10 Tay and Diener studied the correlation between subjective well-being and needs. 11 The six needs they postulate are the following