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Bullinger, Ethelbert W. 1977. Figures of Speech Used in the Bible: Explained and Illustrated. Ada: Baker Books. 1160 pp.
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Book – monograph
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Bullinger's massive classifications of figures of speech used in the Bible provides a wealth of help in interpretation. When I am studying a difficult verse, I often use the 'Scripture index' in Bullinger's work to find out if figurative language might come into play. Not only does Bullinger address figures that we commonly think of (exaggeration/hyperbole, etc.), but he divides them into subcategories - and includes classifications of figures one would not ordinarily detect through a casual reading of Biblical texts. (Edward J Vasicek (Kokomo, Ind. USA))