Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. Bullinger describes distinct Scripture figures of speech, defined as a word or sentence in a peculiar form, different from its original or simplest meaning or. Figures of Speech Used In The Bible. E. W. Bullinger. Scripture. Theology. New Testament. Old Testament. How to Read the Bible.

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Figures of speech used in the Bible:

Where the original sense is modified in the quotation or reference Matt. When what has been said is briefly summed up.

Ep-i-stro-phe ; or, Like Sentence-Endings Gen. Others magnify extremely like exaggeration. The Figure may affect 1 words Gen. Me-ris’-mos ; or, Distribution Romans 2: A figure of speech may deviate from fact, or instead may be an arrangement of factual words.

A kind of historical parenthesis, an event being put out of its historical place between two others which are simultaneous. Eu’-phem-is’-mos ; or, Euphemy Gen.


The members of the human body Gen. A transferring of the blame from one’s self to another. Thau-mas’-mos ; or, Wondering Romans An outburst of words, prompted by emotion. Par-e-che’-sis ; or, Foreign Paronomasia Romans Concluding a spwech by employing an example. The Bible is an eastern book.

Figures of Speech Used in the Bible – Bullinger – SwordSearcher

Po-ly-pto’-ton ; or, Many Inflections The repetition of the same part of speech in different inflections. The repetition of different words in successive sentences in the same order and the same sense.

Affecting the sense, by way of:. Coe’-no-tes ; or, Combined Repetition Ps. Grief and complaint Gen.


Sym’-per-as’-ma ; or, Concluding Summary Matt. Meso-zeugma, or, Middle yoke Luke 1: The enumeration of the parts of a whole which has not been mentioned. Ap-o’-stro-phe ; or, Apostrophe When the speaker turns away from the real auditory whom he is addressing to speak to another, who may be- God Nehemiah 6: The expression of thought in a form that naturally conveys its opposite.


A transference of speakers; as when the reader is addressed as if actually present.

Simple antitheticor opposite. Where the words are varied by omission, addition, or transposition 1Cor. Bullinger’s book is basically the most outstanding collection of knowledge about Fig. The book is worth reading, even for casual learning of Fig. Par’-ae-net’-ic-on ; or, Exhortation 1Tim.

These forms are constantly used by every speaker and writer. When the lines are parallel in thought, and in the use of synonymous words Gen.

Gno’-me ; or, Quotation The citation of a well-known saying without quoting the author’s name.

A breaking off the sequence of thought. Zeug’-ma ; or, Unequal Yoke When one verb is yoked on to two subjects, while grammatically a second verb is required. Idiomatic degrees of comparison Luke When the parallelism consists only in the similar form of construction Ps. Scripture says in speecu Peter 1: