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Bibil Identifier bibil:209249
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) 'Poetry', 'Hymns' and 'Traditional Material' in New Testament Epistles or How to Do Things with Indentations
Author Peppard, Michael
Journal Journal for the Study of the New Testament (Volume: 30, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 319-342 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article explores ancient rhetorical conceptions of poetry, prose and hymn in order to better understand what should perhaps be called the epideictic or encomiastic elements of some New Testament epistles. It surveys and criticizes previous methods for isolating the supposedly poetic or hymnic portions of these texts. Furthermore, the article analyzes the hermeneutical effects of a seemingly unremarkable editorial decision, the act of indenting such texts in the New Testament. This editorial action normally signifies `poetry', `hymns', or `traditional material' to a particular community of readers, namely the guild of New Testament scholarship. The article argues that the act of indenting bears more rhetorical force than has been previously acknowledged. It concludes with an ideological analysis of that editorial decision.
DOI 10.1177/0142064X07088406
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Hymn
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Poetry
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