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Allusive Soundplay in the Hebrew Bible
Kline, Jonathan G.

Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016 pp. xiii + 155. $27.95

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Description: This book focuses on the way the biblical writers used allusive soundplay to construct theological discourse, that is, in service of their efforts to describe the nature of God and God's relationship to humanity. By showing that a variety of biblical books contain examples of allusive soundplay employed for this purpose, Kline demonstrates that this literary device played an important role in the growth of the biblical text as a whole and in the development of ancient Israelite and early Jewish theological traditions.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches

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Review by Thomas P. McCreesh, O.P.
Published 9/7/2017
Citation: Thomas P. McCreesh, O.P., review of Jonathan G. Kline, Allusive Soundplay in the Hebrew Bible, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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