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The Rhetoric of Digressions : Revelation 7:1-17 and 10:1-11:13 and Ancient Communication.

Author: Perry.
Publisher: Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, 2012.
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HauptbeschreibungRevelation 7:1-17 occurs between the opening of the sixth and seventh seal and Rev 10:1-11:13 between the sixth and seventh trumpet blasts. Interpreters often explain these passages as "interludes," "parentheses," or "expansions," but not in terms of ancient communication. Peter S. Perry analyzes these interruptions in the seals and trumpets in light of digressions in ancient rhetorical theory and  Read more...
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Perry,
Rhetoric of Digressions : Revelation 7:1-17 and 10:1-11:13 and Ancient Communication.
Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Perry.
ISBN: 9783161516115 3161516117
OCLC Number: 782878928
Description: 1 online resource (310 pages)
Contents: Cover; Preface; Table of Contents; List of Tables; Introduction: Experiencing Rev 7:1-17 and 10:1-11:13; 1. Methodology; a) Margaret M. Mitchell and Historical Rhetorical Criticism; b) Bruce Longenecker and Chain-Link Transitions; c) Stephen Pattemore and Relevance Theory; 2. The Cognitive Environment of the Seven Assemblies of Asia; 3. Outline of the Argument; Chapter 1: On Structure and Terminology; 1. Oecumenius: An Initial Approach; 2. 'Digression' and 'Deviation'; 3. An Overview of Deviations in the Structure of Revelation. 4. Terms for Rev 7:1-17 and 10:1-11:13 in the Structure of Revelationa) Interlude; b) Intercalation; c) Interruption; d) Parenthesis; e) Digression; f) Contrasting Units; g) Interlock; h) Pause, Proleptic Vision; i) Expansion; 5. Conclusions from Survey of Terms; Chapter 2: Discontinuity and Continuity in Revelation 7 and 10-11; 1. Criteria for delimiting units; 2. Experiencing the Structure of Rev 7:1-17; a) Delimiting Markers: Signaling Ambiguity; b) Communication Axis: Discontinuity; c) Personal References: Discontinuity then Continuity; d) Dramatis Personae: Discontinuity. E) Spatial Signals: Discontinuityf) Temporal Signals: Discontinuity and Delay then Continuity; g) Thematic Vocabulary: Ambiguous Standing and Seals; h) Summary of Analysis of Rev 7:1-17; 3. Experiencing the Structure of Rev 10:1-11:13; a) Delimiting Markers: Discontinuity and Ambiguity; b) Communication Axis: Discontinuity; c) Personal References: Discontinuity; d) Dramatis Personae: Discontinuity and Transformation; e) Spatial Signals: Discontinuity; f) Temporal Signals: Discontinuity and Delay; g) Thematic Vocabulary: Standing and Prophecy; h) Summary of Analysis of Rev 10:1-11:13. 4. Conclusions and QuestionsChapter 3: Digressions in Theory; 1. pa???ßas?? in Biblical, Classical, and Literary Studies; 2. An Overview of Ancient Rhetorical Theory; 3. Descriptions and Prescriptions by Rhetoricians; a) Hermagoras of Temnos (2nd century BCE); b) Teachers in Cicero's time (1st c. BCE); c) Cicero (1st c. BCE); d) Teachers in Quintilian's Time (1st c. CE); e) Quintilian (1st c. CE); f) An Alternate Tradition on Digressions: pa?ad????s??; 4. Summary of Rhetoricians' Discussion of Digressions; 5. Emotions (p? p???); a) Fear (f?ß??); b) Confidence (???s??); c) Emulation (?????). 6. ConclusionsChapter 4: Digressions in Practice; 1. Distinguishing Simple and Systematic Digressions; 2. Articulated and Unarticulated Digressions; 3. A Greek-speaking Jew in 1st c. Rome: Josephus; a) Vita 36-42: Josephus Introduces His Opponent Iustus; b) Vita 336-67: Iustus of Tiberius, Lying Historian; c) Contra Apionem 1.47-56: Josephus, Eyewitness; d) Contra Apionem 2.145-286: Praise for the Jewish Constitution; 4. Greek-speaking Jews in Alexandria: Aristeas and 2 Maccabees; 5. Speeches in 1st c. Asia Minor: Dio of Prusa; 6. Digressions in Drama and Poetry? A)?æß??íæ?? and?pe?s?d??? in Drama.

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HauptbeschreibungRevelation 7:1-17 occurs between the opening of the sixth and seventh seal and Rev 10:1-11:13 between the sixth and seventh trumpet blasts. Interpreters often explain these passages as "interludes," "parentheses," or "expansions," but not in terms of ancient communication. Peter S. Perry analyzes these interruptions in the seals and trumpets in light of digressions in ancient rhetorical theory and practice. Digressions are described by Hermagoras, Cicero, and Quintilian and widely used, including in Josephus' works, Jubilees, Sibylline Oracles I/II, Zechariah, and Exodus. As.

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