Pivot Patterns in the Former Prophets
|Title||Pivot Patterns in the Former Prophets|
|Year of Publication||1999|
|Series Title||Journal for the study of the Old Testament: Supplement series|
|Number of Pages||310|
|Publisher||Sheffield Academic Press|
The 'pivot pattern' is a unique type of chiasmus, a linguistic pattern characterized by an inversion of the internal order of a phrase or passage. The main idea is found primarily at its pivot, while its elements, normally of an uneven number, are distributed on both sides of the pivot in a mirrored symmetry. Klaus undertakes here to compile a 'grammar' of the pattern, and to characterize, exemplify and differentiate its various forms.