This paper follows the development of concatenation from its early use in Ancient Near Eastern literature through its use in the Hebrew Bible, in Hebrew Ben-Sira, and ultimately in Rabbinic literature. We demonstrate that the Rabbis adopted this rhetorical pattern for stylistic purposes and also used it as an editing device. The latter use of the rhetorical device in question is only rarely attested in the Hebrew Bible.
|Number of pages||47|
|Journal||Review of Rabbinic Judaism|
|State||Published - 19 Feb 2019|
- Concatenation in Hebrew Scripture
- Rabbinic literature
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Religious studies