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Bibil Identifier bibil:211173
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Numbering Israel: A Rhetorico-Structural Analysis of Numbers 1-4
Author Lunn, Nicholas P.
Journal Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Volume: 35, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 167-185 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article presents a section by section rhetorico-structural analysis of the opening chapters of Numbers, which deal with the counting and grouping of the people of Israel. The analysis reveals the employment throughout of literary patterns of both linear and inverted forms. The findings of such an analysis point to a purposively and intricately designed textual organization in which the patterning serves definable literary and rhetorical purposes, notably the marking of closure, the underlining of salient information, and the preparation for subsequent information. These findings are consistent with other similar structural studies of Old Testament texts.
DOI 10.1177/0309089210386020
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Synchronic Methods : Rhetorical Criticism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Synchronic Methods : Structural Analysis (Analyse structurelle)
Pericopes Numbers 1-4
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