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Bibil Identifier bibil:203826
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) What's Wrong with this Picture? Stylistic Variation as a Rhetorical Technique in Judges
Author Chisholm, Robert B.
Journal Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Volume: 34, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 171-182 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This study examines four cases where the narrator of Judges alters an idiom or structural pattern to highlight the presence of irony. The alteration of the collocation ‘enter and close behind’ to ‘go out and close behind’ mirrors Ehud’s deception. Heber’s failure to appear in the Barak story mirrors its theme—a woman supplants a man. The absence of a reference to Israel’s crying out for help sets the stage for Samson’s ironic story in which God delivered a people who did not seek deliverance through a deliverer who did not see himself as such. The truncated epitaph in 15.20, followed by an account of Samson’s visit to a prostitute, ominously sets the stage for the story of Samson’s death.
DOI 10.1177/0309089209356418
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Former Prophets : Judges
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Irony
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