Analysis of Rock Metaphor as Image of God in The Book of Psalm


  • Paulus Subiyanto Politeknik Negeri Bali
  • Budi Susanto Politeknik Negeri Bali
  • Luh Nyoman Chandra Handayani Politeknik Negeri Bali
  • Gusti Nyoman Ayu Sukerti Politeknik Negeri Bali



metaphor, psalm, rock and God


Metaphor is a linguistic form usually used in literature genre, especially poem or lyric of songs. The meaning of metaphor is contradictory to its literal form, therefore, it needs to be analyzed to construct the meaning. This way is very important to translate metaphors properly  rather than literally. The Book of Psalm is a part of The Bible consisting of poems, prayers, song, hymns and praises in which metaphors are frequently used.  One of them is rock metaphor to describe an image of God. The purpose of this article to construct meaning of rock metaphor in Psalm by adopting mapping method and providing cultural and historical background.




How to Cite

Subiyanto, P. ., Susanto, B. ., Handayani, L. N. C. ., & Sukerti, G. N. A. . (2023). Analysis of Rock Metaphor as Image of God in The Book of Psalm. Prosiding Seminar Nasional Riset Bahasa Dan Pengajaran Bahasa, 5(1), 23–28.