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Indirect Discourse
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Reported speech that is expressed from the point of view of the one reporting the speech. It is often employed to create specific effects in the biblical narrative, both in the Hebrew Bible and in the Greek New Testament. Although indirect discourse is found in most languages, the conventions for expressing it vary from language to language.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Discourse, Indirect
Discourse, Indirect Reported speech that is expressed from the point of view of the one reporting the speech. It is often employed to create specific effects in the biblical narrative, both in the Hebrew Bible and in the Greek New Testament. Although indirect discourse is found in most languages, the
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