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 cutting 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 masses kinder to Israelites in Joel than within the commonplace prophet. God and people are occupied with a lot an analogous sorts of actual and psychological procedures, yet to significantly assorted levels. Griffin argues persuasively that the God of the prophets isn't the 'wholly different' of a few theologies, yet neither do his activities stick with precisely the human pattern.

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Sacrifices are coded ANHS and CULT. Death of plants is coded AGRI. Murder includes CRIM. Opposite of LIFE. DESR desire, longing, and that which is pleasing or desirable. DEST destruction and violence: causes, processes, effects, and places associated with destruction. Destruction that includes death is also coded DEAT. Opposite of PEAC. DIRC direction that can be pointed toward. Words such as 'after' or 'above' or 'facing' are coded NSCR. DO generic doing and acting. DVOT divine other (non-Yahwistic gods), practices, objects, and cultic people.

DEST) (reward; opp. PUNI) WO ILL DEAT DEST PUNI (woe) (illness and injury; opp. HEAL) (death; opp. LIFE) (destruction; opp. PEAC) (punishment; opp. REWD) Relationship to society and nature IN AGRI ANHS CRIM (institutions) (agriculture) (animal husbandry) (criminal) 2. Note on ETHG and ETHB: righteousness and wickedness are prominent themes in the prophets. ETHG and ETHB are used to qualify words with strong moral connotations. They include societal and religious righteousness and wickedness. These classifications work differently than Osgood's Evaluation—a high or low Evaluation is not necessarily an indicator of a good or bad ethical action, for not everything which is helpful or harmful is ethical in nature.

Opposite of HEAL. 5 INSC ISRL Israelite people and places, including individuals and groups, from the North or South kingdom. Non-Israelites are coded FRGN. Non-specific humans are coded HUMN without ISRL or FRGN. JOY joy and celebration. Opposite of FEAR or SORR. KEEP obedience, agreement, and operating according to another's desires, including service and repentance. Opposite of RJCT. KNOW knowledge, reflection: humans, actions, attitudes, and the parts of the human body associated with thinking.

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