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Dynamics of Biblical Parallelism (Adele Berlin) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2007) 9780802803979
Dynamics of Biblical Parallelism (Adele Berlin) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2007) 9780802803979
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Title: The Dynamics of Biblical Parallelism

Author: Berlin, Adele

Publisher: Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co; Publication Date: 2007

Paperback; ISBN: 9780802803979

Edition: 2nd Volumes: 1; Pages: 216

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Understanding of biblical poetry, like any other, is enhanced by the study of its structure. In The Dynamics of Biblical Parallelism Adele Berlin analyzes parallelism, a major feature of biblical poetry, from a linguistic perspective. Berlin begins with a brief history of the study of biblical parallelism by biblical scholars. She then focuses on parallelism considered more broadly in the work of linguist Roman Jakobson, a new section in this second edition. The chapters following concentrate on the various linguistic levels that come into play in the construction of parallel lines. Here is the key observation that parallel lines involve both similarity and difference on all linguistic levels--morphology, syntax, lexical, semantic, and phonologic. Berlin concludes by showing how these levels can be combined and analyzing examples of parallelism in biblical passages. Linguistic, but not overly technical, The Dynamics of Biblical Parallelism will enhance understanding of biblical poetry for both biblical and literary scholars. Table of Contents Foreword, by David Noel FreedmanPreface to the Revised and Expanded EditionPreface to the First EditionIntroductionAbbreviations1. PARALLELISM AND POETRYParallelism and Poetry in Biblical StudiesParallelism and Poetry in Linguistic Studies2. THE LINGUISTIC STUDY OF BIBLICAL PARALLELISM3. THE GRAMMATICAL ASPECTMorphologic Parallelism1. Morphologic Pairs from Different Word Classes2. Morphologic Pairs from the Same Word ClassSyntactic Parallelism1. Nominal-Verbal2. Positive-Negative3. Subject-Object4. Contrast in Grammatical Mood4. THE LEXICAL AND SEMANTIC ASPECTSThe Lexical Aspect: Word Pairs1. The Paradigmatic Rules2. The Syntagmatic Rules3. Syntagmatic Pairing in HebrewThe Relation between the Lexical and the Semantic AspectsLexical, Grammatical, and Semantic Patterning1. Lexical Patterning2. Grammatical Patterning3. Semantic PatterningThe Semantic Aspect1. Disambiguation and Ambiguity2. Parallelism as Metaphor5. THE PHONOLOGIC ASPECT: SOUND PAIRSWhat Is a Sound Pair?Sound Pairs as Word PairsSound Pairs Which Are Not Word PairsThe Effect of Sound Pairs on ParallelismThe Patterning of Sound Pairs1. aabb2. abab3. abba4. Multiple Sound Pairs5. Other Occurrences of Sound PairsAppendix: Sound Pairs in A Midsummer Night's Dream6. PARALLELISM AND THE TEXTThe Variety of ParallelismsPerceptibility and Interestingness1. Proximity2. Similarity of Surface Structure3. Number of Linguistic Equivalences4. Expectation of ParallelismThe Effect of ParallelismNotesGlossaryBibliographyThe Range of Biblical Metaphors in Smikhut - Lida KnorinaIndex of Biblical PassagesGeneral Index
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