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Allusive Soundplay in the Hebrew Bible
Jonathan G. Kline
ISBN
9780884141716
Volume
AIL 28
Status
Available
Price
$45.00
Publication Date
October 2016
Hardback

$45.00

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

Jonathan G. Kline is Associate Editor at Hendrickson Publishers. He received his Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from Harvard University (2014).

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