Re: Rev 2:20 - "the adultery of eating food"

From: James H. Vellenga (
Date: Tue Sep 30 1997 - 16:15:17 EDT

> From: Ben Crick <>
> Date: Tue, 30 Sep 97 20:35:49
> <snip>
> The Book of Common Prayer (Anglican, 1662) is full of Hendiadys: the art
> of never using one word, when two will do! 50% redundancy.
> "...the Scripture moveth us in sundry places to *acknowledge and confess* =
> our
> manifold *sins and wickednesses*; and that we should not *dissemble nor cl=
> oke*
> them...; but confess them... when we *assemble and meet together*... to as=
> k
> those things which are *requisite and necessary*.... Wherefore I *pray and=
> beseech you*....
> "Almighty and most merciful Father; we have *erred and strayed* from thy
> ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the *devices and desires*
> of our own hearts...".
Are these really hendiadyses? My dictionary says that a
hendiadys is two words connected by a conjunction that express
the equivalent of and adjective and substantive. It cites
"grace and favor" as equivalent to "gracious favor" (which
I doubt) -- I like "good and dead" better. But isn't there
another figure of speech where one uses conjunctions to
connect like words with effectively the same meaning for

Jim V.

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