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Bibil Identifier bibil:117175
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Letting the "Bi-word" "Rule" in Joel 2:17
Author Linville, James Richard
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 5, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2004
Year (Copyright) 2004
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2004
Year (Reference) 2004
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 14 pages.
Abstract This paper addresses the word משׁל in Joel 2:17 which is usually taken as משׁל II “to rule” or משׁל I, the latter being either a verb “to use a proverb” or a noun “byword”. A review of the scholarly discussions demonstrates that the plausibility of both roots, although only the nominal form of root I should be recognized. A close look at Jer. 24:9 and other roughly comparable constructions reaffirms this. The impasse between the two roots in Joel 2:17 can be solved by recognizing a double entendre or even identifying משׁל as a “pivot” word. This polysemy has a role in the rhetoric of the passage and in the overall complexity and richness of Joel's imagery.
Pericopes Joel 2,17
Jeremiah 20,9
Terms משׁל
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