Opening alliteration in Biblical and Ugaritic poetry

Jonathan Yogev, Shamir Yona

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On many occasions, Biblical and Ugaritic scribes chose to begin successive sentences or half-lines with the same letter. This paper deals with this phenomenon by presenting various examples from poetic texts of both Biblical and Ugaritic literature. By doing so, this phenomenon is divided into three levels of sophistication, which indicate a form of poetic evolution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-113
Number of pages6
JournalZeitschrift fur die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft
Issue number1
StatePublished - 20 Mar 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Religious studies


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