Yairah Amit


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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