The Dynamics of Biblical Parallelism

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Indiana University Press, 1992 - Religion - 179 pages

For years scholars of biblical poetry have defined parallelism as the simple correspondence of one verse, phrase, or word with another. In this book, Adele Berlin approaches biblical parallelism as a linguistic phenomenon, as a complex interplay among all aspects of language. Her goal is to get at the basics of what biblical parallelism is and how it works. Berlin's examination of the grammatical, lexical, semantic, phonetic, structural, and psychological aspects of parallelism yields an elegantly simple model that reveals the complex workings of this phenomenon. Her book will be a valuable guide for both scholars and students of biblical poetry.

 

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The author uses developments from the field of linguistics and applies them to what can be understood about Old Testament parallelism. The author demonstrates the functions and interplay of different ... Read full review

Contents

THE LINGUISTIC STUDY OF BIBLICAL PARALLELISM
18
CONTENTS
22
THE GRAMMATICAL ASPECT
31
THE LEXICAL AND SEMANTIC ASPECTS
64
Notes
67
SOUND PAIRS
103
PARALLELISM AND THE TEXT
127
Glossary
156
Index of Biblical Passages
171
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