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Bibil Identifier bibil:223537
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Stylistic Levels in Hebrews 1.1-4 and John 1.1-18
Author Nässelqvist, Dan
Journal Journal for the Study of the New Testament (Volume: 35, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 31-53 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article presents the ancient concept of stylistic levels as a means of approaching the question of how New Testament writings were delivered in antiquity. It is argued that the levels of style affected both composition and delivery and that an analysis of the remaining texts is the first step towards understanding how they were once delivered. The levels of style are presented and the stylistic features of Heb. 1.1-4 and Jn 1.1-18 are analysed and interpreted within this system. It is seen that the style of New Testament writings can be profitably examined, and aspects of their composition revealed, with the help of the levels of style. Against many commentators, it is argued that the prologue of John does not contain poetry interspersed with prose passages. Instead, the stylistic intensity is steady at least all the way through Jn 1.1-13.
DOI 10.1177/0142064X12453660
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Rhetoric
Pericopes Hebrews 1,1-1,4
John 1,1-1,18
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