- Hardcover: 1160 pages
- Publisher: Baker Books (April 1, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0801005590
- ISBN-13: 978-0801005596
- Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.8 x 2.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 88 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,438 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Figures of Speech Used in the Bible: Explained and Illustrated Hardcover – April 1, 2003
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About the Author
E. W. Bullinger (1837-1913) was an Anglican clergyman, secretary of the Trinitarian Bible Society, and editor of the journal Things to Come. He wrote ten books and numerous booklets. His Selected Writings were published in 1960.
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Why do you need this book? If you've ever struggled with difficult statements in the Scriptures, then E.W.B's book will help you understand if you're dealing with a figure of speech that should be interpreted somewhat differently (e.g. a hyperbole) or if the statement should be taken literally. He doesn't pull any punches, which I greatly appreciate and he's a true scholar. His book is not an easy read, but I'm okay with that, too, since effort is usually required to harvest some of the greater treasures in life.
It is categorized into three main sections or "Divisions" as Bullinger calls them; figures involving omission, figures involving addition, and figures involving change - each division containing a host of figures. Some of the figures listed are as basic as duplication (or epizeuxis in Greek, such as "My God, my God...), while others, such as parallelisms are more structures than figures, but that illustrates the range of figures included. In fact it's hard to believe that anything could be excluded, but that's not a bad thing.
The scope of this work covers both the Old and New Testament and provides plentiful examples, often employing Hebrew and Greek. And it is certainly a go-to book for anyone interested in figures of speech, idioms and related studies.
However, being that the book is very large and very thick, it should have been a hardcover (or at least covered in something better than a paperback cover). My 1st one that came, was shipped in an envelope and got all beat up before it got to me. But Amazon took it back and sent a replacement.
It is impossible to read and fully understand (understand as far as humanly possible) Scripture without knowing that not only in the Bible are hundreds of figures of speech but also in most other languages. Almost all that is lost in translation can be recovered by coming to an understanding of what is written here. This book is another classic that should be found in every library in the country.