[b-hebrew] chiasmus and topic

Joe Abrahamson ibnabraham at yahoo.com
Fri Mar 5 11:21:33 EST 2004


Does anyone on this list know of studies on the use of chiasmus as a 
method in highlighting discourse topic?
For instance:
I Sam 1:1-3 consists of three narrative sentences that are built on the 
chiasm:

Elkanah
  Hannah
   Peninah
   Peninah
  Hannah
Elkanah

The center of the chiasm highlights the point of conflict between Hannah 
and Peninah. The narrative following presents the conflict as its topic 
in greater detail.

I haven't researched enough know if this is just an isolated instance. 
But before I start doing that I was wondering if someone had done some 
research into this already.

Thanks much,
Joseph Abrahamson







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