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Bullinger's Figures of Speech Used in the Bible

Diexodos; or Expansion

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A lengthening out by copious Exposition of Facts

When Synathrœsmos is used of facts, etc., instead of single words or things, it is called DIEXODOS (Di-ex´-od-os), a way out through, from διά (dia), through; ἐξ (ex), out of; and ὁδός (hodos), a way.

The figure is employed when there is a copious statement or exposition of facts, not so much for the purpose of amplification, or of abbreviation, as of digression. Indeed, it is the opposite of Syntomia: which means a cutting off short, abridgment: whereas Diexodos is a lengthening out by a digression in order to expand.

See 2 Peter 2:13; 2 Peter 2:15; 2 Peter 2:17. Judges 1:12-13; Judges 1:16, etc.


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Bullinger, E. W., D.D. Entry for 'Diexodos; or Expansion'. Bullinger's Figures of Speech Used in the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/lexicons/bullinger/67.

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