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Bibil Identifier bibil:153272
Publication Type Journal article
Title (Italian, Long) Gv 16,16-33: analisi retorico-letteraria, struttura e messaggio
Author Giurisato, Giorgio
Journal Liber Annuus. Studium Biblicum Franciscanum (Volume: 57)
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language Italian
Pages 171-214 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The literary structure of John 16,16-33 is still fluctuating. The present article analyses the composition of the paragraphs and their connection on the ground of the verbal parallelism. Particular attention is given to the rhetorical “figurae”. Some conclusions are attained: the pericope is divided into eight paragraphs, connected two by two; their parallelism delimitates the text. The elements of an enigma – enigmatic sentence, misunderstanding and clarification with an amplification – appear twice: ABCD A’D’B’C’. Their disposition is skilfully asymmetric: D’ following A’ emphasizes the enigmatic function of A’ and prepares the misunderstanding of B’. The paragraphs can be read one after the other or according to their parallelism. The parallel reading points out the dialectical rhythm, which characterizes the paschal message of the pericope: from seeing to not seeing and to seeing again, from enigmatic to clear discourse, from suffering to joy, from not asking to praying the Father. These antitheses are founded upon two time’s indications: “till now” and “the hour will come”.
DOI 10.1484/J.LA.2.305712
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Synchronic Methods : Rhetorical Criticism
Pericopes John 16,16-16,33
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