The goal of this teaching is to help people learn how to identify figures of speech, specifically regarding repetition, so they can further understand and believe the Bible in their personal lives. Figures of speech are like what condiments or spices are to food to help accentuate the flavor. Explanations and examples are provided for the four figures of speech: anaphora, polysyndeton, asyndeton, and polyptoton. The point of recognizing figures of speech is not to be able to identify the formal name of each figure, but, instead, to understand what God wants highlighted. Misunderstanding figures of speech can and has caused issues leading to wrong practice and division. In the Bible, repetition helps drive home what God wants to be emphasized including how to renew our minds, what the love of God does, the profit of each manifestation of the spirit, and so much more.
Number in series: 2 of 6
Part of collection: An Introduction to Figures of Speech Used in the Bible
Topics: How God’s Word Interprets Itself, Integrity of the Word
Date: November 04, 2010