Bullinger's FIGURES OF SPEECH

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P A | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Feb 29 2012 10:19 AM

 

Hi, I would like your thoughts on this:

Bullinger's FIGURES OF SPEECH

 

What is it's value and how should I use it in Logos?

I have this resource but don't use it.

 

Thanks

Paul

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P A | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 29 2012 11:22 AM

Your response is overwhelming!Crying

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 29 2012 11:31 AM

Well, Paul ... at least for me, I looked at your message a lengthy period. I looked at the cat and then the part how you didn't use the resource.

Then I looked at the cat again. I thought about whether March was tomorrow or maybe April?

What? No offense, but you have the book and you don't seem to like it.

"I didn't know God made honky tonk angels."

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P A | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 29 2012 11:41 AM

Ah progress!

I just don't know the best way of using it in Logos.

Please enlighten me.

Smile

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Brother Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 29 2012 11:45 AM

DMB:

Well, Paul ... at least for me, I looked at your message a lengthy period. I looked at the cat and then the part how you didn't use the resource.

Then I looked at the cat again. I thought about whether March was tomorrow or maybe April?

What? No offense, but you have the book and you don't seem to like it.

That IS one happy cat... Paul, not so much... but the cat seems thrilled.

 

"I read dead people..."

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P A | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 29 2012 11:49 AM

Big Smile

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Mike Pettit | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 29 2012 12:01 PM

Paul Spicer:

 Bullinger's FIGURES OF SPEECH

 

 

Ethelbert not Heinreich I see

 

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Brother Mark | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 29 2012 12:05 PM

Removed, because I assumed that I knew what the book was all about, when, in reality, I did not.  Sorry, Paul!

 

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 29 2012 12:14 PM

Well, ok. We're just talking about 1 person's use. First, recognize it's touch and go on what it knows about the koine, so you have to stick that in the back of your mind.

But quite frequently one of my commentaries finds a rabbit hole explanation (especially in the hebrew), and this book offers a quick comparison, if it addresses the passage. AYB-Mark did that this morning (but in greek).

And if I'm in the OT and looking at Ugarit etc connections, I hook it to the CitedBy just to let L4 warn me.

Personally, the title's misleading (and Logos write up). It speaks more to unexpected usage in the two languages. Some of the forum participants enjoy the UBS Handbook series; this one would fit in well. Also anyone that's not comfortable in the original languages and wants to get more use out of the LEB, it's good (especially the recent OT).

The other area it's handy is when I'm on the Targum side backing into the MT / LXX, and am trying to figure how a difference could have occurred.

Use frequently: no. Handy? yes.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 29 2012 12:34 PM

Paul Spicer:
What is it's value and how should I use it in Logos?

While I am less than thrilled with Figures of Speech, it is the best quick source for identifying figures and schema in a passage. I then check the commentaries that are most apt to mention rhetorical features to see if they concur. My complaint with Bullinger's is the layout, the relative omission of structural elements (e.g. chiasms), and the text/canon covered.

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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