merism


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merism

(ˈmɛrɪzəm)
n
(Biology) the duplication of biological parts within an organism's structure
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This is evident in the merism "heaven and earth" (Gen.
It should be "merism," although technically a merism is a contrasting pair meant to include everything in between.
He nevertheless explains various literary techniques that even some long-time Bible readers may not be familiar with, such as merism (p.
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Whereas the presumed source employs two asyndetic synonyms to prohibit "altering, changing" the word of Esarhaddon (tenndni tusannani), the authors of Deuter-onomy select two antonyms so as to create a merism expressing totality.
See also Genesis 14:19, 22 (where the Hebrew word for "Creator" [koneh] also means "Possessor," and where "heaven and earth" is a merism for those and everything in between) and Psalms 104:24, where the same word is used with the same meaning.
To my mind, the merism daeuuaisca xrafstrais masiiaisca recalls the Vedic phrase attested at RV 8.