The Dynamics of Biblical Parallelism

TitleThe Dynamics of Biblical Parallelism
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1985
AuthorsBerlin, Adele
Number of Pages196
PublisherIndiana University Press
CityBloomington, IN

For years scholars of biblical poetry have defined parallelism as the simple correspondence of one verse, phrase, or word with another. In this book, Adele Berlin approaches biblical parallelism as a linguistic phenomenon, as a complex interplay among all aspects of language. Her goal is to get at the basics of what biblical parallelism is and how it works. Berlin's examination of the grammatical, lexical, semantic, phonetic, structural, and psychological aspects of parallelism yields an elegantly simple model that reveals the complex workings of this phenomenon. Her book will be a valuable guide for both scholars and students of biblical poetry.