Biblical metaphors

How to identify, represent and visualize biblical metaphors

I'm trying to use the Louw-Nida lexicon of New Testament Greek to find and visualize mappings across semantic domains, in collaboration with the the Digital Humanities Lab of Utrecht University. Versions of this project were presented at the EABS/SBL (Berlin, August 8, 2017), the Grote Taaldag (Utrecht, February 3, 2018), and the Metaphor Festival (UvA, Amsterdam, August 30, 2018). The present version can be found at the following link: For explanation about my approach see this presentation

How to semantically analyze biblical metaphors

In this paper presented at the 2016 Annual meeting of the European Association of Biblical Studies, Leuven, 18 July 2016, I argue that the word μέλος 'body part, member' can have the meaning 'co-member (of the same body)' (Rom 12:4-5, Eph 4:25) and that this meaning is also needed to make sense of 1 Cor 6:15, where believers can be co-members of the union (metaphorical body) they form either with Christ or with a prostitute.

What has been written about biblical metaphor

There are at least more than a 1000 articles and books about biblical metaphor. I tried to compile a bibliography. You are welcome to let me know what is still missing.