Die Bibelsprache und der Bibelstil im gegenwartigen Niederlandischen und Polnischen

  1. Mariusz Krajcarz



The article is an attempt at a contrastive analysis of typical characteristics of Biblical language and style, with a special focus on phraseology (e.g. parallelism, repetition, imagery, metaphor). Based on the example of selected linguistic phenomena within the scope of semantics, syntax and phraseology, the most significant similarities and differences in Biblical language of modern Dutch and Polish have been evidenced. Moreover, the phenomenon of modification within the Dutch and Polish Biblical styles has been noted, which may be observed in the perception of traditional Dutch and Polish Biblical styles. For this purpose historical material, originating from Dutch and Polish translations of the Bible, has been compared with the language material occurring in representative contemporary translations of the Holy Bible. It is worth pointing out that the formation of Biblical style was considerably influenced by Staatenbijbel (1637) in the Netherlands, and by the Catholic Biblia Wujka (1599) and the Protestant Biblia Gdańska (1632) in Poland.

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Neerlandica Wratislaviensia

19, 2010

Pages from 83 to 135

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