Access

All terms relating to the question whether certain locations or information are accessible or not.

Action

"This contextual domain is only used in extensions of meaning, such as Body > Action. It covers cases where a part of the body is used to denote the action that it performs. The expression ""God's hand"", for example, can be used to describe hardship and suf"

Adultery

All terms relating to adultery and prostitution

Affection

All terms relating to the degree of affection between individuals or groups that have a certain relationship together.

Age

Frame of old age and everything that is associated with it, such as wisdom, status, grey hair, weakness of body, etc.

Aggression

All terms relating to people performing acts of aggression to other people

Agriculture

All terms relating to agriculture

Alcohol

All terms relating to alcoholic beverages and the effect they have on those who consume them.

Angel

All terms belonging to the frame of heavenly creatures such as angels, cherubim, seraphim, and other celestial creatures, apart from God and deities.

Animal

All terms relating to animal behavior

Animal Husbandry

All terms relating to animal husbandry

Anger

All terms belonging to the context of anger.

Apparition

All terms relating to appearances of supernatural beings and the way humans respond to that

Artifact

This frame is needed primarily for contextual metaphors such as Artifact > Individual.

Artifact > Divine

All contexts where terms for artifacts are used figuratively to denote a deity, e.g. "God is my lamp"

Artifact > Heart

All contexts where terms for artifacts are used figuratively to denote someone's inner being, e.g. "Someone's heart is a lamp"

Artifact > Human

All contexts where terms for artifacts are used figuratively to denote a human being, e.g. "King David is our lamp"

Assembly

All terms relating to communities of people being assembled for religious and other purposes.

Authority

"All terms relating to the relationship between someone in authority and the people entrusted to his/her care; opposite: Submission"

Availability

All terms relating to the question whether certain goods are scarce or readily available.

Beauty

All terms relating to beauty

Behavior

All terms relating to one's mode of conduct or behavior, which is often depicted as a journey in the Old Testament

Blessing

"All terms relating to animate beings pronouncing a curse on both animate and inanimate objects; opposite of Cursing"

Body

"All terms relating to the body of animals and human being, including all related natural processes; see also Sickness"

Building

All terms relating to a building including everything that is in it

Burial

All terms relating to funerals and burial and all rituals surrounding these events

Care

All terms belonging to the frame of caring for animate and inanimate objects and protecting them from harm

Census

All terms relating to census.

Chaos

All terms relating to the conditions on earth before the events described in Genesis 1.

Crafts

All terms belonging to the frame of a craftsperson and his/her skills.

Crafts > Sex

All contexts in which terminology belonging to the frame of Crafts is used metaphorically to denote terminology belonging to the frame of Sex. Hosea 7:4, for example, talks about adulterers who are burning with desire like an oven.

Crafts > Time

All contexts in which terminology belonging to the frame of Crafts is used metaphorically to denote terminology belonging to the frame of Time. Malachi 3:19, for example, talks about a day that is burning like an oven, implying that on this day fire will destroy.

Creation

All terms belonging to the frame of God's creation of the earth

Charity

All terms belonging to the frame of people caring for the weak in the society

Childbirth

All terms relating to menstruation, conception, pregnancy, and childbirth. For terms relating to children as the perpetuation of one's family line, see Posterity. For terms relating to children as part of one's family, see Kinship.

Circumcision

All terms relating to the frame of circumcision.

Clean, Unclean

All terms relating to ceremonially (un)cleanness, including causes and remedies

Clothing

The frame of dressing oneself, wearing ornaments, and applying perfumes and other cosmetics

Commerce

The frame of merchants, their activities, their merchandise, etc.

Competition

The frame of people striving for superiority in a certain field.

Construction

The frame of people erecting a building or other construction

Control

Frames in which one individual or party is in control of another, outside of the regular and legal path of Authority.

Communication

"All terms belonging to the frame of communication; related to Slander"

Community

All terms relating to groups of people with a common ancestor or coming from one single area

Confidence

All terms belonging to the frame of confidence and fear.

Conflict

All terms belonging to the frame of people in conflict

Construction

All terms belonging to the frame of people erecting a building or other construction

Covenant

All terms belonging to the context of covenants.

Crime

Frame of crimes committed by one person to another.

Cursing

"All terms belonging to the frame of animate beings pronouncing a curse on both animate and inanimate objects; opposite of Blessing"

Danger

"All terms belonging to the frame of people experiencing aggression from other people; opposite of Aggression"

Death

See Life and Death

Decoration

All terms relating to the decoration of objects.

Deity

All terms belonging to the frame of a deity or other supernatural being

Destruction

All terms relating to the destruction of objects.

Devotion

All terms relating to people and their relationship to a particular deity

Desert

All objects and events relating to the desert, such as features of the land, but also experiences of people traveling through the desert, such as thirst.

Dispute

All terms referring to disputes in and out of courts of law, in which one party is right or innocent and the other, wrong or guilty.

Divine

All activities that a supernatural being is involved in as opposed to a human being, animal, or other object.

Dream

All terms belonging to the frame of someone having a vision or dream

Drought

All terms relating to a prolonged absence or rain and its consequences for the land and the people living there.

Errand

Frame of someone in authority sending people on an errand.

Euphemism

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Exile

All terms relating to people being expelled from their native land for a longer or shorter period of time.

Faithfulness

All terms relating to faithfulness, trustworthiness, loyalty, solidarity, etc.

Famine

All terms belonging to a prolonged absence of food and all its consequences for the people and the economy.

Festival

All terms

Fire

All terms relating to fire, its behavior, and its consequences.

Fishing

All terms related to fishing

Fleeing

All objects and events relating to people fleeing from their enemies.

Food

All terms relating to the production and consumption of food

Foreigner

All terms relating to foreign people and their position among the Israelites

Genealogy

All terms relating to genealogy.

God

All terms relating to God, including his names, characteristics, and power.

Handicaps

All terms relating to people that are physically challenged in one way or another.

Hardship

See: Prosperity

Health

All terms belonging to the frame of health and sickness, such as diseases, wounds, treatment, medication, healing, etc.

Heart

"This contextual domain covers everything having to do with the ""inner person""."

Heights and Depths

All terms belonging to the frame of heights and depths, which can also have the figurative meaning of status, humility and pride, prosperity, etc.

Holiness

All terms relating holiness, purity, and their opposites

Hospitality

Frame of people receiving guests and their responsibilities towards them.

Household

All terms belonging to the frame of people living in a house, including all activities in and around the house

Human

All terms referring to the realm of humans as contrasted to deities, animals, and inanimate objects

Humility and Pride

All terms relating to attitudes of self-esteem, ranging from humble to proud.

Hunting

All terms relating to hunting

Idolatry

All terms relating to idolatry as a form of worship forbidden in the Old Testament.

Incest

All terms relating to incestuous relationships

Individual

This contextual domain is only used extensions of meaning, such as Individual > God, which covers cases where God performs an event that is typically performed by a human being.

Infrastructure

All terms relating to roads and other forms of infrastructure

Inheritance

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Insulting

This domain comprises all terms used in insults.

Investment

All terms belonging to the frame of financial investments, gain, loss, interest, etc.

Irony

Frame of irony and sarcasm.

Journey

All terms belonging to the frame of people traveling, either in groups or alone, including the preparations they make, their means or going (vehicle, donkey, horse), etc.

Joy and Grief

All terms relating to joy and grief.

Jubilee

All terms belonging to the frame of the year of Jubilee.

Judgment

"All terms relating to God's intervention in this world to punish people for their sins; in cases where people are receiving punishment from other people Punishment is used."

Justice

All terms relating to justice and just behavior in government, court, and human relations

Kinship

All terms relating to kinship relations

Land

All terms referring to land.

Law

All terms belonging to the frame of the law, both of God and of humans.

Laziness

All terms relating to laziness

Life

All terms relating to the life span of animate objects

Light

All terms relating to light and darkness and what is in between.

Light > Well-Being

All contexts where terms for light and darkness are used figuratively to denote a situation of well-being or the lack thereof.

Liquids

All terms belonging to the frame of liquids and their behavior, such as flowing, pouring, freezing, etc. This frame partly overlaps with the frame of Water, though the latter only deals with bodies of water found in nature.

Loan

All terms belonging to the frame of a loan.

Lot

Frame of casting lots in order to determine what is God's will regarding a certain matter. This includes cases where this is done in order to determine who is guilty, or in order to divide land.

Magic

All terms belonging to the frame of magic activities, such as sorcery, sorcery, casting spells, etc.

Marriage

All terms relating to marriage.

Mining

All terms relating to mining.

Monument

All terms relating to monuments and other symbols used to commemorate important people or events.

Mourning

All terms relating to mourning, such as weeping, rending one's garments, etc.

Motion

All terms relating to movement

Music and Dance

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Naming

All terms relating to naming people and other objects and events

Nation

"All terms relating to nations and their behavior; for relationships between nations, see: Politics"

Nature

All terms that have to do with objects found in nature. It is often redundant to used this contextual domain. It is especially useful in cases where there is a contextual metaphor. There are cases, for example, where a harlot is compared to a deep pit. Th

Navigation

Frame of navigation, including ships, sailors, etc.

Nomad

All terms relating to nomadic people and their way of living, traveling, etc.

Oath

All terms relating to taking oaths, vows, etc.

Office

All terms relating to people working at a king's court.

Oppression

All terms relating to the oppression of people (especially the poor) by other people

Permanence

All terms belonging to the frame revolving around the question whether things or conditions last or not

Parenthood

All terms belonging to the frame of the relationship of parents towards their children.

Plague

All terms belonging to the frame of plagues, such as epidemics, natural disasters, etc.

Plan

All terms belonging to the process of making plans, whether good or evil

Plant

All terms belonging to the frame of plants, their behavior, etc.

Pledge

All terms belonging to the frame of giving or receiving securities for loans

Politics

All terms belonging to the frame of the relationships between nations.

Possession

All terms belonging to the frame of possession, including buying, selling, theft, loans, etc.

Posterity

All terms belonging to the frame of having offspring and the need to preserve one's family line. For terms relating to conception, pregnancy, and childbirth, see Childbirth. For terms relating to children as part of one's family, see Kinship.

Poverty

All terms belonging to the frame of being poor

Praise

All terms belonging to the frame of people praising God.

Prayer

All terms belonging to the frame of people that are praying.

Prison

All terms belonging to the frame of prisons.

Priesthood

All terms belonging to the frame of priests, their function, dress, etc.

Prosperity

All terms belonging to the frame of people's welfare, such as whether they are rich or poor, suffering or prospering

Prophecy

The frame of a prophet or seer and the activity of going in trance and prophesying

Providence

"All terms belonging to the frame of God who is actively involved with the people under his care; related to Judgment"

Punishment

"All terms belonging to the frame of people being punished by other people for their misdemeanors; when God punishes someone the frame Judgment is used."

Quality

Frame of quality

Quantity

Frame of quantity.

Record

All terms relating to the activity of recording events

Redemption

All terms belonging to the frame of people buying back their possessions that they had to sell earlier, or that belong to YHWH (firstborn).

Refuge

All terms belonging to the frame of people looking for refuge when in fear of death, by fleeing to a city of refuge and/or taking hold of the horns of the altar.

Respect

All terms belonging to the frame of people showing respect for other people and/or their achievements.

Responsibility

All terms belonging to the frame of responsibility for one's actions

Representation

All terms relating to representation, such as objects representing people or other objects, or people representing a tribe, clan, or other family unit

Reward

Frame of people receiving a reward for things they have done.

Royalty

All terms relating to kings, including their names, attributes, consecration rituals, privileges, etc

Sacrifice

The different kinds of sacrifices and all related rituals, equipment, altars, etc.

Satisfaction

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Search

All contexts where people or deities are are trying to determine the location of people or inanimate objects.

Seating

All terms relating to seating arrangements during a feast or banquet.

Security

All terms relating to feeling secure.

Secrecy

All terms belonging to the frame concerning the question whether certain knowledge is public or restricted.

Sex

All terms belonging to the frame of people having sexual relations

Shame

All terms belonging to the frame of people feeling ashamed or let down, including all resulting expressions of that emotion, such as blushing, trembling, etc.

Shape

All terms relating to the shape of objects.

Sickness

All terms belonging to the frame of people being sick, including all symptoms and resulting conditions.

Siege

All terms relating to a siege.

Sin

All terms belonging to the frame of people that perform morally and ethically unacceptable acts

Size

All terms relating to the size of objects

Slander

All terms belonging to the frame of gossip and slander

Slavery

All objects and events belonging to the context of slavery.

Sleeping

All terms relating to sleeping, dreaming, waking up, etc.

Speed

All terms relating to speed.

Stances

All terms relating to stances of the body

Status

All terms relating to one's position within the society.

Storage

All terms relating to storage of objects.

Stumbling

All terms relating to stumbling and falling, often used as part of a contextual metaphor, such as Stumbling > Prosperity

Strength

All terms relating to physical weakness and strength

Success and Failure

All terms relating to the question whether certain actions fail or are successful.

Swimming

All terms relating to swimming

Symbol

All terms relating to symbols

Temperature

"All terms belonging to the frame of temperature, ranging from cold to hot; related to and partially overlapping with: Weather, Wind"

Temple

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Tent

All terms relating to tents and other temporary constructions

Testimony

All terms relating to people testifying about good or evil that was done to themselves or someone else.

Time

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Town

All terms belonging to the frame of a towns and other population centers, including everything that is part of it, such as walls, ramparts, gates, bars, etc.

Tribute

All terms belonging to the frame of kings and other leaders paying tribute to one another or giving gifts to appease one another.

Truth and Falsehood

All terms relating to the question whether something is truth or false.

Universe

All terms belonging to the frame of the universe.

Value

All terms relating to the value attached to certain objects or events by animate beings

Warfare

All terms belonging to the frame of warfare and related military activities

Water

"All terms belonging to the frame of natural bodies of water and their behavior; partly overlaps with Liquids."

Wealth

All terms belonging to the frame of being wealthy.

Weight

All terms related to weighing and weight.

Writing

All terms related to writing.

Weather

"All terms belonging to the frame of weather and climate; related to and partially overlapping with: Temperature, Wind"

Weeping

All terms belonging to the context of weeping.

Will

All terms relating to the will of humans and deities, including the process of decision making

Well

All terms relating to wells, cisterns, and other places where one can get water

Well-Being

A condition in which there is peace and security in all aspects of life and one's mind is at rest, as in the Hebrew concept of שָׁלוֹם

Wind

"All terms belonging to the frame of the wind and what it does or can do to nature; related to and partially overlapping with: Temperature, Weather"

Wisdom

All terms relating to wisdom, knowledge, and understanding, including all terminology relating to efforts to impart these virtues to other people, and people's reaction to those efforts.

Work

All terms belonging to the frame of work, including remuneration