Marking Closure

In: Vetus Testamentum
Gary A. Rendsburg Rutgers University, New Brunswick, n.j., U.S.A.

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The literary device of stylistic change to indicate closure is barely recognized by biblical scholars. Apart from Aharon Mirsky, who wrote the seminal article and monograph on the subject, very few scholars have paid attention to this technique. The present article summarizes the work of Mirsky and two others (with six examples total), and then proceeds to present an additional nineteen examples of this literary device.

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