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Stylistic Levels in Hebrews 1.1−4 and John 1.1−18

Publiceringsår: 2012
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 31-53
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Journal for the Study of the New Testament
Volym: 35
Nummer: 1
Dokumenttyp: Artikel i tidskrift
Förlag: SAGE Publications Inc.


This article presents the ancient concept of stylistic levels as a means of approaching the question of how New Testament writings were delivered in antiquity. It is argued that the levels of style affected both composition and delivery and that therefore an analysis of the remaining texts is the first step towards understanding how they were

once delivered. The levels of style are presented and the stylistic features of Heb. 1.1-4 and Jn 1.1-18 are analysed and interpreted within this system. It is seen that the style of New Testament writings can be profitably examined, and aspects of their composition

revealed, with the help of the levels of style. Against many commentators, it is argued that the prologue of John does not contain poetry interspersed with prose passages. Instead, the stylistic intensity is steady at least all the way through Jn 1.1-13.


  • Religious Studies
  • Levels of style
  • Gospel of John
  • Hebrews
  • orality
  • performance
  • rhetoric
  • style


  • ISSN: 0142-064X

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