By Arthur Gibson
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25 L. Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations, sees. 1-244, anc* his Philosophical Remarks (Oxford, 1975), pp. 51-7, 58-9, 84-8. 26 W. Haas, 'Syntax and the Semantics of Ordinary Language', Aristotelian Society, Supplements, 49 (1975), pp. 147-69. However, Haas appears out of touch with recent logicism. g. L. Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations, p. n, and sec. 345. The recent work closest to developing both Wittgenstein's type of combination of philosophical logic and later treatments in the Investigations, is, I think, P.
2 Orientalist Perspective The orientalist context of biblical semantics, rather than a theologically associated approach, is the arena within which data are to be examined. 1 Barr showed that substantial misunderstanding was encased in mainstream interpretations of biblical linguistic phenomena, and he initiated a reconstruction of descriptive biblical linguistics. C. Rabin,2 together with a few more recent linguists,3 also developed other approaches. Unfortunately, it is clear that such writers as D.
But see J. Barr's review of this work in Theology, 81 (May 1978), 681, pp. 233-4). 2 J. Barr, The Semantics of Biblical Language (Oxford, 1961). 3 J. Macquarrie, 'Second Thoughts', Expository Times, 75 (Nov. 1963), 2, p. 47. His Barr quotation comes from The Semantics of Biblical Language, p. I. Actually, Wittgenstein developed the point from Frege (cf. 1, 3 below). 2 INTRODUCTION the nature and level of consistency in biblical studies, since they are the medium for depicting biblical texts. 4 Their significance is deepened by research such as that by M.