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The function of poetic speech in the narrative in Daniel 2

P. M. Venter
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 49, No 4 | a2535 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v49i4.2535 | © 1993 P. M. Venter | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 January 1993 | Published: 13 January 1993

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P. M. Venter, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Two poetic sections are identified and investigated in Daniel 2. Attention is paid to the function of these poems within the narrative in Daniel 2 and its particular structure. The conclusion is drawn that poetic speech is used here as a focusing technique to point out the main themes of the narrative.

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