Please upvote this aspect of original language Bible text

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Nov 23 2021 5:23 PM

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Identify examples of wordplay, sound for literary effect, and humorous use of language in biblical texts, organized by passage. This might include:

  • rhyming
  • alliteration
  • polysemy (the repetition of words with multiple senses in an immediate context for literary effect, e.g. Prov 30:33)
  • the repetition of words in an immediate context for literary effect, e.g. ἐξέρχομαι in Acts 16:18-19
  • name changes (Abram -> Abraham)

These often depend on characteristics of the original languages that are obscured by English translations.

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danwdoo | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 23 2021 9:37 PM

This is a great idea. Did you create a request entry?

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 23 2021 10:49 PM

No, Sean Boisen created it - I just found it and decide to scare up some votes.

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Nov 26 2021 8:10 AM

You now have my vote. Thanks for calling our attention to this potential resource.

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