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Book: Subtle Citation, Allusion, and Translation in the Hebrew Bible

Chapter: 6. Identifying Subtle Allusions: The Promise of Narrative Tracking

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.26709


In this chapter, JML responds to the following question: Can subtle allusions be identified in the absence of shared, distinctive terminology? He proposes that depending on the nature of the younger and older texts, sometimes the answer may be positive. He proposes that narrative tracking, a process in which one text alludes to another by mimicking its narrative structure, may be discerned and, thereby, subtle allusions recognized.

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