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Similes in the Bible (a Compendium)

  • By James M. M. Francis, John E. Ziolkowski
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This book lists all the similes in the Bible in three different versions (Greek, Latin and English), noting especially the variation in the use of introductory words (protheses). There are over 1000 examples, not counting the predicate and genitive versions, a significant collection.

The Introduction discusses the parts and types of similes as well as other similar figures of speech (e.g., analogies, comparisons and metaphors); examples are provided of prothetic (prosthesis expressed: he runs like a panther) and non-prothetic types (prothesis implied: he is [like] a lion in savagery). The Conclusion points out various aspects of Biblical usage, some differing from those in classical Greek authors (Homer and Plato). The importance of similes in clarifying difficult concepts while adding grace to the narrative accounts for their popularity in philosophical and religious writers.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781800796737
    • Manufacturer: PETER LANG UK
    • ISBN 13: 9781800796737
    • Publication Date: 12/01/2021
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: James M. M. Francis
    • Author: John E. Ziolkowski
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