The Implications of Genre
V. The Genre of Idioms
1. "God bless you."
2. "Break a leg."
3. "How are you?"
B. Biblical Examples
1. Joshua 8:17, Judges 4:16, 2 Kings 10:21 - "No one was left."
2. 1 John 3:17 - "Shutteth up his bowels."
3. Genesis 22:17ff, Genesis 41:43, Joshua 11:4, Judges 7:12 - "Sands of the seashore."
4. Matthew 17:20, 1 Corinthians 13:2 - "Faith to move mountains"
C. How to detect idioms
1. Found frequently
2. Cannot be interpreted literally in context
D. Specific example - "Love and Hate"
1. Malachi 1:2-3, Romans 9:13
2. Explanation from Genesis 29:31
3. Deuteronomy 21:15-17
4. Luke 14:26
5. Proverbs 13:24
E. Meaning is determined by the author
F. Learning a new language
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