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Listening to the Text: Oral Patterning in Paul's Letters

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Enables readers to better understand the structure and meaning of Paul's letters by examining first-century speaking styles and showing how Paul used them in his writings.
Paperback, 357 pages
Published December 1st 1998 by Baker Publishing Group (MI) (first published January 1st 1998)
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Douglas Fyfe
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I originally picked up this volume chasing a rabbit down a hole - looking at the structure of Ecclesiastes led me to read Peterson's use of Gibson's structure of Romans, and he referenced this book.

I found it very helpful to accurately describe structures - chiasmus is not the only word to describe such structures; Harvey provides a richer and more accurate vocabulary which is helpful across languages.

But reading on (or backwards), I also found it a really interesting approach to structure in
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Orville Jenkins
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In this volume, John Harvey reviews the recent studies on oral cultures, literacy and concepts of Orality. Extensive studies have been done in recent decades on the ancient cultures and the development of literature, such as in the Greek, Roman and Hebrew traditions. Harvey contributes greatly to our awareness of oral-culture characteristics in the ancient writings.

Oral to Literate
Harvey considers the oral patterning in literature in light of the established views of transitions from oral cultur
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Dr. John D. Harvey is Dean and Professor of New Testament at Columbia International University Seminary & School of Ministry in Columbia, SC. He earned his Doctor of Theology degree from Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto. His previous books include Listening to the Text: Oral Patterning in Paul’s Letters, Greek is Good Grief: Laying the Foundation for Exegesis and Exposition, and A ...more