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Allusive Soundplay in the Hebrew Bible
by Jonathan G. Kline
SBL Press, 2016
eISBN: 978-0-88414-170-9 | Cloth: 978-0-88414-171-6 | Paper: 978-1-62837-144-4
Library of Congress Classification PJ4815.K63 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 221.66

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

The first study to focus exclusively on the use in the Hebrew Bible of soundplay to allude to and interpret earlier literary traditions


This book focuses on the way the biblical writers used allusive soundplay to construct theological discourse, that is, in service of their efforts to describe the nature of God and God's relationship to humanity. By showing that a variety of biblical books contain examples of allusive soundplay employed for this purpose, Kline demonstrates that this literary device played an important role in the growth of the biblical text as a whole and in the development of ancient Israelite and early Jewish theological traditions.


Features:



  • Demonstrates that allusive soundplay was a productive compositional technique in ancient Israel

  • Identifies examples of innerbiblical allusion that have not been identified before

  • A robust methodology for identifying soundplay in innerbiblical allusions

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