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Direct Discourse
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The quotation of another’s speech. Often performs special functions in addition to quoting speech. The form of the phrase that introduces the quoted speech may signal additional information about the status of the quote in regard to the larger narrative. It is distinct from indirect discourse, where another’s speech is reported but not quoted.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Discourse, Direct
Discourse, Direct The quotation of another’s speech. Often performs special functions in addition to quoting speech. The form of the phrase that introduces the quoted speech may signal additional information about the status of the quote in regard to the larger narrative. It is distinct from indirect
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Discourse, Direct and Indirect
DISCOURSE, DIRECT AND INDIRECT. The predisposition of the biblical writers to use direct discourse as a means of narration has often been noted, and the new wave of literary studies of the Bible since the 1970s has done much to illuminate the artful complexity in the deployment of direct discourse. Because