Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Larry Myers

Scripture References in this Resource

1 Timothy 2:11-12; 1 Thessalonians 4:11; 1 Peter 3:4; Acts 22:2; 2 Thessalonians 3:12; Luke 14:4; Luke 23:56; Acts 11:18; Acts 21:14; 1 Timothy 2:2; Genesis 4:7; Jeremiah 3:12; Job 29:24; Judges 3:11; 30; Judges 5:32; Judges 8:20; Esther 1:1; Job 32:6; Genesis 4:7; Judges 3:11; 12; Ezekiel 32:1-15; Proverbs 7:11; Proverbs 15:15; Proverbs 26:20; Proverbs 11:12; Lamentations 3:25-26; Isaiah 7:4; Isaiah 8:6; Isaiah 66:2; Exodus 24:14; Deuteronomy 27:9; Leviticus 3.:22; 23; Psalm 106:29


The purpose of this paradigmatic study is to compare and contrast hesychazein with similar terms such as sigan and siopan. To what extent are these words synonymous, and to what extent are they not? This is an example of the lexical field approach in which the meaning of a given word is not considered as an independent unit but as a component in the structure of a field of related words. Jost Trier, the pioneer of lexical field theory, has said that the value of a word is first known when it is marked off against the value of neighboring words. "Only as part of the whole does the word have sense; for only in the field is there meaning."

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