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Pivot Patterns in the Former Prophets : Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement S. - Nathan Klaus

Pivot Patterns in the Former Prophets

Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement S.

Hardcover Published: 1st June 1999
ISBN: 9781850759126
Number Of Pages: 200

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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.

Prefacep. 9
Abbreviationsp. 10
Introductionp. 13
Predecessors and Precursorsp. 13
Methodologyp. 23
The Connection between the Pivot Pattern and its Contentp. 25
The Boundaries and the Elements of the Pivot Patternp. 31
The Principle of Chapter Divisionp. 33
Scope and Boundariesp. 34
Terminologyp. 38
Decree and Implementationp. 39
Introductionp. 39
Solomon's Order to Fall upon Joab (1 Kings 2.31-34)p. 40
The Judaean Man of God's Words to the King and God's Words to Him (1 Kings 13.8-9, 16-17, 22)p. 50
God's Instructions to Elijah to Hide in Wadi Cherith (1 Kings 17.2-7)p. 57
The Healing of Na'aman (2 Kings 5.8-15)p. 64
Gideon's Instructions to his Men (Judges 7.17)p. 74
Eli Urges Samuel to Reveal to Him the Words of God (1 Samuel 3.17)p. 75
God's Words to Samuel Concerning the Coronation of a King (1 Samuel 8.7-9)p. 79
David's Oath that Solomon Shall Succeed Him as King (1 Kings 1.24-35)p. 83
Summaryp. 94
Action and Outcomep. 97
Introductionp. 97
Summary of the Reign of Abimelech (Judges 9.56-57)p. 98
The Philistines' Defeat following Goliath's Death (1 Samuel 17.51-54)p. 101
The Philistines' Abuse of King Saul's Body and their Message (1 Samuel 31.9-10)p. 107
David's Reaction to the Death of the Child (2 Samuel 12.16-20)p. 110
The Robbing of the Holy Artifacts by Members of the Tribe of Dan (Judges 18.16-17)p. 117
David in the Wilderness of Ziph (1 Samuel 23.14-15)p. 122
The People's Approval of David's Deeds (2 Samuel 3.36)p. 128
The Nature of King Solomon's Rule (1 Kings 4.20-5.5)p. 132
Menahem Son of Gadi Pays Tax to Pul (2 Kings 15.18-21)p. 136
Summaryp. 140
The Language of Reprimandp. 143
Introductionp. 143
Joab's Words to David (2 Samuel 3.24-25)p. 144
The Dialogue between Michal and David (2 Samuel 6.20-22)p. 152
'And a Certain Man Saw It and Told Joab' (2 Samuel 18.10-11a)p. 168
Summaryp. 175
Patterns of Request, Prayer and Proposalp. 177
Introductionp. 177
Jonadab Son of Shimeah's Words to King David (2 Samuel 13.32-33)p. 178
Na'aman's Words to Elisha (2 Kings 5.18)p. 184
Hezekiah's Prayer (2 Kings 19.15-19)p. 188
The Advice of Hushai to Absalom and its Approval (2 Samuel 17.7-14)p. 194
Abishag's Role: The Advice of David's Slaves (1 Kings 1.2)p. 210
Summaryp. 215
Pivotal Patterns in Other Genresp. 218
Introductionp. 218
The Law of the Blasphemer and the Law of the Murderer (Leviticus 24.13-23)p. 218
Amos's Reproof Regarding the Holy Places of Judaea and of Israel (Amos 5.4-6)p. 227
The Fate of the Wicked (Psalms 12.4-5)p. 233
The Chronicler's Preface to the Listing of the Sons of Reuben (1 Chronicles 5.1-3)p. 237
Summaryp. 243
Summary and Conclusionsp. 244
The Scope of the Patternsp. 244
The Limits of the Patternsp. 245
The Subject Matter of the Patternsp. 248
The Identity of the Speaker in the Patternsp. 250
The Relation between the Pivot of the Pattern and its Conceptual-Literary Climaxp. 253
Symmetry and Lack of Symmetry in Pivot Patternsp. 256
Word Pairs and Word Combinations in Parallel Elementsp. 261
Patterns Exhibiting Ordered Repetitionp. 272
Redactional Patternsp. 273
Textual Witnesses to the Pivot Patternsp. 274
Consequences of the Pivot Patternsp. 277
Bibliographyp. 279
Index of Referencesp. 296
Index of Authorsp. 308
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ISBN: 9781850759126
ISBN-10: 185075912X
Series: Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement S.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st June 1999
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.59