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Bullinger's Figures of Speech Used in the Bible

Cataploce; or Sudden Exclamation

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Parenthetic Addition by Way of Exclamation

Cat´-a-plok´-ee (καταπλοκή), from κατά (kata), down, and πλοκή (plokee), a twining or plaiting. The figure is so called because the short sentence so interposed is intertwined with another. This name is given to a parenthesis when it takes the form of a sudden exclamation.

Ezekiel 16:23-24.-"And it came to pass after all thy wickedness

(woe, woe unto thee! saith Adonai-Jehovah)
That thou hast also built unto thee," etc.

Romans 9:2-3.-This is a kind of Cataploce as well as Epitrechon (see page 428), and Euche.


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Bullinger, E. W., D.D. Entry for 'Cataploce; or Sudden Exclamation'. Bullinger's Figures of Speech Used in the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/lexicons/bullinger/54.

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the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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