Pattern Analysis for Ezekiel 19:10-14

Pattern Analysis Handbook

Example of Omission

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This IMPERFECT PARALLEL SYMMETRY is a metaphor about Israel, likened to a dying vine. The emphasis is:

1) The OMISSION, part of an A-B-C-A′-OMISSION-C′ structure, is a LAMENTATION. Omiissions within a parallel symmetry are many times a lamentation. The B′ OMISSION emphasizes the B element. That is, the bounteous vine, now nothing, laments what once was.

2) The LAST/LAST elements, C and point to the destruction of the two Jewish nations, Israel and Judah. The verbs add even further emphasis to these two elements: plucked up, and dried up, and torn off, and consumed.