By Alan Kamyau Chan
Adopting discourse research and text-linguistic methods, Chan makes an attempt to take on the Melchizedek texts in Genesis 14, Psalm one hundred ten, and Hebrews 5-7. This research illustrates how the Melchizedek is known and interpreted by means of later biblical writers. utilizing the blessing motif as a framework, Chan additionally argues that Numbers 22-24, 2 Samuel 7 and the Psalter: Books I-V (especially Psalms 1-2) offer a studying paradigm of studying Psalm one hundred ten. "
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Guthrie, ‟Boats in the Bay: Reflections on the Use of Linguistics and Literary Analysis in Biblical Studies,” in Critical Junctures, 23-35. Some German works on the relationship of rhetoric and textlinguistics are pointed out by David Hellholm, ‟Amplifcatio in the Macro-Structure of Romans,” in Rhetoric and the New Testament: Essays, 123, 147, and 149. 32 The Issue of Methodology Regarding Inner-Biblical and Inter-Biblical Interpretation works and now we offer our observation as follows: scholars who scrutinize the combined use of rhetoric and linguistics tend to look for or overly stress the differences exhibited between both methods, and of course, differences abound.
See Palkova and Palek, ‟Functional Sentence,” 216. 65 The theme-rheme structure, for some scholars, is too simplistic. Thus they modify it in various ways. See Firbas, ‟Some Aspects,” 23-26. In addition to theme and rheme, ‟basis” and ‟transition” are suggested to further refine the sentence analysis. In the study of FSP, scholars discern three types of thematic progression (abbreviated as TP). For details about their methodological criteria and how each type looks in diagram format, see Daneš, ‟Text Organization,” 114-23.
In our case, biblical writers pay much attention to the lexical item found in a previous writing by another author (inner- or inter-biblical interpretation 66 Werner G. Jeanrond, Text and Interpretation as Categories of Theological Thinking, trans. Thomas J. Wilson (New York: Crossroad, 1988), 170, note 41; 85-90. Jeanrond also talks about the three types (he calls them ‟models”) of theme-rheme structure in collaboration with Daneš (see above footnote) in pp. 86-88. 67 The early use of textlinguistics applied to Bible studies is in Bible translation, as pointed out by William A.