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Bibil Identifier bibil:229203
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Use of the Pronomen abundans in the Fourth Gospel
Author Van Belle, Gilbert
Journal Ephemerides theologicae Lovanienses. Louvain Journal of Theology and Canon Law (Volume: 88, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 419-442 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract It is widely accepted in Johannine research that remarkable repetitions and variations are typical of the Gospel of John: synonyms in vocabulary and grammatical constructions, repetitions of parts of sentences and ideas, and rhetorical figures and literary devices (e.g. epanalepsis or 'Wiederaufnahme', chiasm, prolepsis and analepsis, parallelism, and inclusions). In continuation of my earlier research into the parentheses or asides in the Fourth Gospel, the use of prolepsis and the use of the proleptic pronoun αὐτός, this article will demonstrate that the so-called pronomen abundans in John, i.e. 'a personal or demonstrative pronoun which repeats the relative pronoun in a single-limbed relative clause' (W.F. Bakker), is also a form of repetition or intensification, and thus characteristic of the stylistic and grammatical unity of the Gospel of John.
DOI 10.2143/ETL.88.4.2957936
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Gospel of John
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Greek : Themes : Semitisms
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Repetition
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Greek : Themes : Syntax
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