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The Discourse Analysis of Hebrew Prophetic Literature

Determining the Larger Textual Units of Hosea and Joel. Mellen Biblical Press S. v. 40

By (author) Ernst R. Wendland
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st Oct 1995
Dimensions: h 240mm
ISBN-10: 0773423710
ISBN-13: 9780773423718
Barcode No: 9780773423718
Synopsis
This volume aims to develop the discourse analysis techniques outlined in the author's previous work "Comparative Discourse Analysis" and the "Translation of Psalm 22 in Chichewa". The focus of this edition is upon the analysis of larger (strophic/stanzaic) units for which a detailed methodology is set forth with specific application to the oracles of Hosea and Joel. It also explores the functional dynamics of prophetic discourse as manifested by its structural organization. Special studies of irony (Hosea) and recursion (Joel) are included as a means of more fully exploring the rhetorical features of these divine messages. The study concludes with a series of remarks directed particularly to those engaged in Bible translation in languages throughout the world.

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