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Languages of Identity and Obligation: Daniel as Bilingual Book

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Portier-Young, AE
Published in: VETUS TESTAMENTUM
2010

Sociolinguistics provides a theoretical framework for viewing the bilingualism of the book of Daniel as a deliberate rhetorical strategy. The author(s) of Daniel began their discourse in Hebrew, switched to Aramaic, and concluded in Hebrew to move its audience to a recognition of a new context in which the claims of empire had dissolved and claims of covenant alone remained. In so doing, the author(s) invited the audience to find their place within the world of the visions, forsaking a stance of collaboration with the reigning Seleucid empire in order to adopt a posture of resistance rooted in covenant.

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VETUS TESTAMENTUM

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0042-4935

Publication Date

2010

Volume

60

Issue

1

Start / End Page

98 / 115

Publisher

BRILL ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS

Related Subject Headings

  • 50 Philosophy and religious studies
  • 47 Language, communication and culture
  • 43 History, heritage and archaeology
  • 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • 21 History and Archaeology
  • 20 Language, Communication and Culture
 

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Portier-Young, A. E. (2010). Languages of Identity and Obligation: Daniel as Bilingual Book. VETUS TESTAMENTUM, 60(1), 98–115. https://doi.org/10.1163/004249310X12585232748109
Portier-Young, A. E. “Languages of Identity and Obligation: Daniel as Bilingual Book.” VETUS TESTAMENTUM 60, no. 1 (2010): 98–115. https://doi.org/10.1163/004249310X12585232748109.
Portier-Young AE. Languages of Identity and Obligation: Daniel as Bilingual Book. VETUS TESTAMENTUM. 2010;60(1):98–115.
Portier-Young, A. E. “Languages of Identity and Obligation: Daniel as Bilingual Book.” VETUS TESTAMENTUM, vol. 60, no. 1, BRILL ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS, 2010, pp. 98–115. Manual, doi:10.1163/004249310X12585232748109.
Portier-Young AE. Languages of Identity and Obligation: Daniel as Bilingual Book. VETUS TESTAMENTUM. BRILL ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS; 2010;60(1):98–115.
Journal cover image

Published In

VETUS TESTAMENTUM

DOI

ISSN

0042-4935

Publication Date

2010

Volume

60

Issue

1

Start / End Page

98 / 115

Publisher

BRILL ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS

Related Subject Headings

  • 50 Philosophy and religious studies
  • 47 Language, communication and culture
  • 43 History, heritage and archaeology
  • 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • 21 History and Archaeology
  • 20 Language, Communication and Culture