Simile and Prophetic Language in the Old Testament
|Author: ||Brensinger, Terry|
Using Homeric and Miltonic studies as a model, this study provides a literary analysis of the many similes occurring in the prophetic literature of ancient Israel. In addition to examining the various grammatical ways that similes are expressed in Hebrew, the book addresses the literary forms in which similes appear, the sources from which prophetic images emerge, the structure of similes within the prophetic literature, and the function of similes in context. Something of a strange topic for scholarship.