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Bullinger's Figures of Speech Used in the Bible

Epiphoza; or Epistrophe in Argument

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The Repetition of the same Word or Words at the end of successive Sentences: used in Argument

Ep-i-pho´-za, from the Greek ἐπί (epi), upon, and φερεῖν (pherein) to bear or bring. Hence in a bad sense to attack or assault, especially with words. Epiphoza is the figure of Epistrophe, when used rhetorically in attack or in strong argument. We have an example in

2 Corinthians 11:22.-

"Are they Hebrew? so am I;

Are they Israelites? so am I;

Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I."

The repetition here greatly emphasizes and displays the feeling.

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Bullinger, E. W., D.D. Entry for 'Epiphoza; or Epistrophe in Argument'. Bullinger's Figures of Speech Used in the Bible.

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