Overview of the book

Discover how structured themes in the Bible
can reveal God’s emphatic voice through the Holy Spirit

Discover God’s Voice Through the Bible

Bring new life to your study of the Bible.
For the word of God is living and active (Hebrews 4:12 NASB).

Many people have been perplexed by the great amount of repetition throughout the Bible. A phrase here is seen a bit later in nearly the same form. Why? At first glance, it can seem quite redundant.

The answer is found by looking at the Bible as many, many structured themes. When the Holy Spirit inspired the scriptures, He used a number of literary devices that allow us to hear His voice. These literary devices combine to create structured themes so we can better understand His passionate emphasis to each of us.

Have you ever experienced a suddenly while reading the Bible? You suddenly exclaim, “I never saw that before!” Very possibly that was a discernment from the Holy Spirit that came through structured themes. I want to teach you about literary devices and structured themes.

The good news is that some people are now understanding their Bible in a more profound and personal way as they discover these structured themes. There is vibrancy in hearing the voice of the Holy Spirit, speaking personally to each of us. In Discovering Emphasis in the Bible, you will learn how His emphatic voice is offered through these literary devices.

This book will teach you how to recognize the 14 most common literary devices in the Bible. Each device can have its own form of emphasis. The vibrant beauty of the Bible then unfolds through the emphasis, a Holy Spirit revelation of understanding that He wants you to know.

I present four steps to better hear the Holy Spirit’s voice through the Bible. The process is deemed RIDL:
  • Read the passage in context
  • Identify the passage's structure
  • Discover the emphasis within that structure
  • Listen to the Holy Spirit's message for you based on that emphasis
This teaching is a series of books: an introductory book that is essential for understanding the basic techniques, a handbook that summarizes the literary devices, and then workbooks that allow you to put these techniques to practice.

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The 14 Literary Devices

    Basic Devices

  1. Summarization: A conclusion to a structure
  2. List: A structure of similar items
  3. Parallel symmetry: A structure where themes are repeated in the same order
  4. Chiasm: A structure where themes are repeated in the opposite order
  5. Alternating repetition: A structure where two themes are presented in alternate order
  6. Immediate repetition: A structure where a theme is repeated, then another theme with its repetition, etc.

  7. Intriguing Variations

  8. Insertion: An extra element is added to a structure
  9. Omission: An element is removed from a structure
  10. Variation: An element in a structure is modified
  11. Transposition: An element in a structure is relocated
  12. Substructure: A structure within a structure
  13. Composite: A linear combination of two or more basic structures
  14. Frame: A pair of elements that appear at the beginning and end of a structure
  15. Link: A reference to another structure, most commonly a structured passage in the Old Covenant

Book Metadata

List price: to be determined (USD)
ISBN-13: 978-0981621357
Release date: 2016
Front cover: To be created
Pages: 124 (estimated)
Trim size: 7" x 10" with color interior
Genre: Religion: Biblical Studies > Exegesis & Hermeneutics
Book format: Paperback
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Contact: Tom@ThomasBClarke.com