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dc.contributor.authorLyons, Michael A.
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-03T10:30:08Z
dc.date.available2021-06-03T10:30:08Z
dc.date.issued2021-05-30
dc.identifier.citationLyons , M A 2021 , ' Local incoherence, global coherence? Allusion and the readability of ancient Israelite literature ' , Old Testament Essays , vol. 34 , no. 1 , pp. 141-164 . https://doi.org/10.17159/2312-3621/2021/v34n1a9en
dc.identifier.issn2312-3621
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 273736625
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 702c66de-b9b5-49ce-a846-fd2ebeac26bd
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-2940-3965/work/95042144
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/23302
dc.description.abstractDoes a lack of coherence always render a text “unreadable” or “unintelligible”? In this essay, I explore the relationships between three of De Beaugrande and Dressler’s standards of textuality: cohesion, coherence, and intertextuality (considered more narrowly here in the form of allusion). I consider examples of textual allusion that readers have considered surprising, incongruous, or incoherent. I conclude that in some cases, there is reason to believe ancient Israelite writers employed allusion in such a way as to create incongruity and incoherence at local text-segment levels while creating a coherent argument at larger text-segment levels. In these cases, at least, the text is still “readable.”
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofOld Testament Essaysen
dc.rightsCopyright © 2021 The Author. Open Access. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.en
dc.subjectAllusionsen
dc.subjectCohesionen
dc.subjectCoherenceen
dc.subjectBL Religionen
dc.subjectP Language and Literatureen
dc.subjectT-NDASen
dc.subject.lccBLen
dc.subject.lccPen
dc.titleLocal incoherence, global coherence? Allusion and the readability of ancient Israelite literatureen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.description.versionPublisher PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Divinityen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.17159/2312-3621/2021/v34n1a9
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden
dc.identifier.urlhttps://ote-journal.otwsa-otssa.org.za/index.php/journal/article/view/419en


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