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Jeremiah's And Ezekiel's Sign-Acts : Rhetorical Nonverbal Communication -  Friebel

Jeremiah's And Ezekiel's Sign-Acts

Rhetorical Nonverbal Communication

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The books of Jeremiah and Ezekiel contain the majority of the biblical accounts of prophetic sign-actions. By analysing these two prophets' actions according to the terms and concepts used in studies of nonverbal communication and rhetoric, this work seeks to bring conceptual and terminological clarity to the discussion of prophetic sign-acts and to enhance the perception of the prophets as persuasive communicators. Rather than prophetic sign-acts being viewed as having a magical derivation or as being inherently efficacious in bringing about what they portray, the sign-acts are viewed as being primarily forms of nonverbal communication whose purpose was to have a persuasive impact upon spectators.

Prefacep. 7
Abbreviationsp. 8
Theoretical Bases for Understanding Jeremiah's and Ezekiel's Sign-Actsp. 11
Prophets and Rhetorical Nonverbal Communicationp. 11
Parameters of Jeremiah's and Ezekiel's Behaviors Considered 'Sign-Acts'p. 13
Actual Performance of the Prophetic Actionsp. 20
Nonverbal Communication Modelp. 34
Sign-Acts and Rhetorical Theoryp. 40
Jeremiah's and Ezekiel's Sign-Actsp. 79
Jeremiah's and Ezekiel's Pre-586 BCE Sign-Actsp. 79
Pre-586 BCE Transitional Sign-Actsp. 314
Post-586 BCE Sign-Actsp. 351
Sign-Acts as Nonverbal Communicationp. 370
Intentionality of Jeremiah's and Ezekiel's Sign-Actsp. 370
Nonverbal Functions of the Sign-Actsp. 382
Coding of the Prophetic Sign-Actsp. 385
Sign-Acts as Types of Nonverbal Communicationp. 392
Coordination of the Verbal and Nonverbal Elementsp. 400
Conclusions: Sign-Acts as Nonverbal Communicationp. 405
The Rhetoric of Jeremiah's and Ezekiel's Sign-Actsp. 407
Rhetorical Situationp. 407
Rhetorical Strategiesp. 411
Audience Responsep. 461
Conclusionp. 466
Bibliographyp. 468
Index of Referencesp. 503
Index of Authorsp. 528
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ISBN: 9781850759195
ISBN-10: 1850759197
Series: Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement S.
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Published: 1st May 1999
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1