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By William Paul Griffin

'Content analysis'-which is a computer-assisted kind of textual analysis-is used to ascertain divine task in six prophetic texts, evaluating God's job to that of people. during this methodologically leading edge learn, the writer concludes, within the mild of quantitative facts, that God is harsher to non-Israelites than to Israelites in the entire texts, and lots more and plenty kinder to Israelites in Joel than within the usual prophet. God and people are occupied with a lot an analogous different types of actual and psychological strategies, yet to significantly diverse levels. Griffin argues persuasively that the God of the prophets isn't the 'wholly different' of a few theologies, yet neither do his activities keep on with precisely the human pattern.

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Following the above reasoning, a temple is a cultic building, coded BUILDING, CULT. The above examples consider physical objects. Actions and other types of words often involve different kinds of codes, although there is often overlap. Consider the words 'lament' and 'murder'. ' To express is to send communication, and sorrow or mourning concern the emotion of sadness. It would be coded SENDING COMMUNICATION, SORROW. Murder: 'The crime of unlawfully killing a person esp. ' It is a criminal act involving death.

NAME proper names of people, peoples, and places. SCRI Scripture, the Bible. WEPN weapons. WISE wisdom. WRIT writing, writing materials, writers. WRSH worship. 58 The God of the Prophets 4. Other Field Descriptions a. g. human to human, human to God, God to human). The actors and complements (recipients) may be stated or implied, and are coded according to the main category system (but not according to metacategories). Practical subjects and objects are the issue, rather than grammatical ones. An intransitive subject is stated as an ACTOR, and a passive subject is stated as a COMPLEMENT.

Usually includes ANMW or INSC. References to domesticated animals are coded ANHS and ANMD. WLTH wealth and possessions, gained legally or otherwise. References to poverty are coded POVT. Economic issues are coded ECON. Criminal activities involved in economics are coded CRIM. Opposite of POVT. e. Suggested Additional Categories for Expanded Studies I have experimented with applying the category system to other texts in the English Bible. These tests have shown that additional categories will be necessary when the study is expanded to include other biblical literature.

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