Personification in the Bible

personification as a literary device in both Hebrew Bible and Christian New Testament
Personification, the attribution of human form and characteristics to abstract concepts such as nations, emotions and natural forces like seasons and the weather, is a literary device found in many ancient texts, including the Hebrew Bible and Christian New Testament.wikipedia
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Personification

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Personification, the attribution of human form and characteristics to abstract concepts such as nations, emotions and natural forces like seasons and the weather, is a literary device found in many ancient texts, including the Hebrew Bible and Christian New Testament.
Personification in the Bible is mostly limited to passing phrases which can probably be regarded as literary flourishes, with the important and much-discussed exception of Wisdom in the Book of Proverbs, 1–9, where a female personification is treated at some length, and makes speeches.

Anthropomorphism

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Personification of Jerusalem as Ariel or Zion as anthropomorphism and gentile cities such as Babylon, and in Ezekiel Tyre as a "cherub in Eden," and two sisters, Oholah and Oholibah, who represent Samaria and Jerusalem.
There are various examples of personification as a literary device in both Hebrew Bible and Christian New Testament and also in the texts of some other religions.

Nation

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Personification, the attribution of human form and characteristics to abstract concepts such as nations, emotions and natural forces like seasons and the weather, is a literary device found in many ancient texts, including the Hebrew Bible and Christian New Testament.

Emotion

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Personification, the attribution of human form and characteristics to abstract concepts such as nations, emotions and natural forces like seasons and the weather, is a literary device found in many ancient texts, including the Hebrew Bible and Christian New Testament.

List of natural phenomena

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Personification, the attribution of human form and characteristics to abstract concepts such as nations, emotions and natural forces like seasons and the weather, is a literary device found in many ancient texts, including the Hebrew Bible and Christian New Testament.

Season

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Personification, the attribution of human form and characteristics to abstract concepts such as nations, emotions and natural forces like seasons and the weather, is a literary device found in many ancient texts, including the Hebrew Bible and Christian New Testament.

Weather

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Personification, the attribution of human form and characteristics to abstract concepts such as nations, emotions and natural forces like seasons and the weather, is a literary device found in many ancient texts, including the Hebrew Bible and Christian New Testament.

List of narrative techniques

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Personification, the attribution of human form and characteristics to abstract concepts such as nations, emotions and natural forces like seasons and the weather, is a literary device found in many ancient texts, including the Hebrew Bible and Christian New Testament.

Hebrew Bible

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Personification, the attribution of human form and characteristics to abstract concepts such as nations, emotions and natural forces like seasons and the weather, is a literary device found in many ancient texts, including the Hebrew Bible and Christian New Testament.

New Testament

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Personification, the attribution of human form and characteristics to abstract concepts such as nations, emotions and natural forces like seasons and the weather, is a literary device found in many ancient texts, including the Hebrew Bible and Christian New Testament.

Allegory

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Personification is often part of allegory, parable and metaphor in the Bible.

Parable

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Personification is often part of allegory, parable and metaphor in the Bible.

Metaphor

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Personification is often part of allegory, parable and metaphor in the Bible.

Bible

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Personification is often part of allegory, parable and metaphor in the Bible.

Wisdom (personification)

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A famous example of personification is the personification of Wisdom as a woman in the Book of Proverbs, or natural forces in the Book of Job.

Book of Proverbs

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A famous example of personification is the personification of Wisdom as a woman in the Book of Proverbs, or natural forces in the Book of Job.

Book of Job

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A famous example of personification is the personification of Wisdom as a woman in the Book of Proverbs, or natural forces in the Book of Job.

Zoomorphism

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An early example of zoomorphism in the Hebrew Bible is when sin is likened to an animal "crouching" or "lurking" (NRSV) at Cain's door.

Sin

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An early example of zoomorphism in the Hebrew Bible is when sin is likened to an animal "crouching" or "lurking" (NRSV) at Cain's door.

Cain and Abel

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An early example of zoomorphism in the Hebrew Bible is when sin is likened to an animal "crouching" or "lurking" (NRSV) at Cain's door.

Jerusalem

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Personification of Jerusalem as Ariel or Zion as anthropomorphism and gentile cities such as Babylon, and in Ezekiel Tyre as a "cherub in Eden," and two sisters, Oholah and Oholibah, who represent Samaria and Jerusalem.

Zion

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Personification of Jerusalem as Ariel or Zion as anthropomorphism and gentile cities such as Babylon, and in Ezekiel Tyre as a "cherub in Eden," and two sisters, Oholah and Oholibah, who represent Samaria and Jerusalem.

Babylon

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Personification of Jerusalem as Ariel or Zion as anthropomorphism and gentile cities such as Babylon, and in Ezekiel Tyre as a "cherub in Eden," and two sisters, Oholah and Oholibah, who represent Samaria and Jerusalem.

Tyre, Lebanon

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Personification of Jerusalem as Ariel or Zion as anthropomorphism and gentile cities such as Babylon, and in Ezekiel Tyre as a "cherub in Eden," and two sisters, Oholah and Oholibah, who represent Samaria and Jerusalem.

Oholah and Oholibah

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Personification of Jerusalem as Ariel or Zion as anthropomorphism and gentile cities such as Babylon, and in Ezekiel Tyre as a "cherub in Eden," and two sisters, Oholah and Oholibah, who represent Samaria and Jerusalem.