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Markolini, Nives. (2016). Knjiga kao simbol u svetim spisima. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Information Science
Department of Information Science > Chair of librarianship. [mentor Barbarić, Ana].

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This graduation thesis deals with the book as a symbol in the holy writ of the three revealed religions, namely Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The semiotic differences in the meaning of the concept of book are not only content-related. They are rather cultural differences and differences in world-views and value systems. They represent important characteristics of the cultural and civilization achievements of each of the above-mentioned religions. Book as a symbol, and viewed as a wider concept, serves as a mechanism and a means of communication and as a carrier of ideas and values. This semiotic and semantic research of the concept of book is in the function of communication and epistemology. The holy books of Judaism which were analyzed in this thesis are the following: the Torah, the Tanakh and the Talmud – a collection of laws used to explain the Torah, the Mishnah – a written record of the oral law, the Gemara – a collection of rabbinical analyses and commentaries on Jewish laws, the Zohar – the foundational text of Kabbalah, and the Sepher Yetzirah – the book of creation. This paper also analyzes the Bible – the holy book of Christianity and the Qur’an – the holy book of Islam. Besides analyzing book as a symbol in the holy writ this thesis also deals with the symbolism of the letters of the Hebrew and Arabic scripts. The meanings of certain letters of these scripts and the mysticism they carry could be the most adequate indicator of their function, which is to point to the reality that can be reached through mediation.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: book, symbol, semiotics, communication, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Bible, Torah, Tanakh, Talmud, Mishnah, Gemara, Zohar, Sepher Yetzirah, Qur'an, Hebrew Alphabet, Arabic Script
Subjects: Information sciences > Librarianship
Departments: Department of Information Science
Department of Information Science > Chair of librarianship
Supervisor: Barbarić, Ana
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2017 09:25
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2017 09:26

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