Pivot Patterns in the Former Prophets

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A&C Black, Jun 1, 1999 - Religion - 312 pages
The 'pivot pattern' is a unique type of chiasmus, a linguistic pattern characterized by an inversion of the internal order of a phrase or passage. The main idea is found primarily at its pivot, while its elements, normally of an uneven number, are distributed on both sides of the pivot in a mirrored symmetry. Klaus undertakes here to compile a 'grammar' of the pattern, and to characterize, exemplify and differentiate its various forms.
 

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Contents

Preface
9
Abbreviations
10
Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION
13
Chapter 2 DECREE AND IMPLEMENTATION
39
Chapter 3 ACTION AND OUTCOME
97
Chapter 4 THE LANGUAGE OF REPRIMAND
143
Chapter 5 PATTERNS OF REQUEST PRAYER AND PROPOSAL
177
Chapter 6 PIVOTAL PATTERNS IN OTHER GENRES
218
Chapter 7 SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
244
Bibliography
279
Index of References
296
Index of Authors
308
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Dr Nathan Klaus obtained his doctorate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and is Principal of Hasharon Junior High School in Ra'anana, Israel.

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