ENDINGS - ESPECIALLY REVERSAL ENDINGS

Yairah Amit

Abstract


This article deals with different endings and especially with reversal endings. This
kind of endings is of especial significance to the understanding of the work as a
whole, because they cast it in a new or different light. The article contains three
examples of reversal endings: the story of Judah and Tamar (Gen. 38); the book of
Judges; and psalm 104. It seems to me that the knowledge that sometimes the ending
of a biblical unit – story, poem or an entire book – directs readers to re-examine
and consider the whole sequence in the light of its concluding information,
contributes to our interpretations and may even lead to novel and possibly
contradictory ones.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7833/87-0-958

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