Marking Closure

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The literary device of stylistic change to indicate closure is barely recognized by biblical scholars. Apart from Aharon Mirsky, who wrote the seminal article and monograph on the subject, very few scholars have paid attention to this technique. The present article summarizes the work of Mirsky and two others (with six examples total), and then proceeds to present an additional nineteen examples of this literary device. 2016

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)280-303
Number of pages24
JournalVetus Testamentum
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • History
  • Religious studies
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Literature and Literary Theory


  • Aharon Mirsky
  • Closure
  • stylistic change


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