|repairing the clerestory ceiling|
A year ago we had a leak and we replaced all the clerestory windows. Today we are finally getting around to patching the drywall. My semantic domain analysis is as awkward as this scaffolding but it is necessary. I also need the history of criticism that I am a part of and more linguistic analysis than I can muster. It absolutely will not do to memorize the King James Version and think you are thereby 'saved'.
Such fearful industry is skewed by the culture that led to that rendering and the controls on meaning imposed consciously or not by the scholars of that day, brilliant though they were. It is skewed too by philosophical, social, and political assumptions that are still hard to articulate. It is a form of brainwashing and it may not wash you very clean.
If you need deliverance, and who doesn't, listen to the heart of tenderness that is trying to speak in the midst of the noise of our culture. Let that heart be your prayer and care for others. Frame it certainly within your tradition and pray for the power to love, to will the good of others. A friend of mine once summarized Jesus teaching in two words: "Follow me." The rest is commentary, he said.
Here's an image of my scaffolding. This effort may bury me. See how the stem קוצ fits into 6 different domains. I will have to be shrewd to find ways of dealing with this simple 2-level hierarchy with creative programming.
|Semantic domain analysis|
When my contractor brought in the scaffolding, the pieces he had brought were unable to be fit together. That's how I feel about translation sometimes. Nothing fits and I have to go back to the store and find out why.