Why I Love Hebrew: Janus Parallelism

  • The flowers are seen in the land,
  • The season has come for (pruning//singing)
  • The turtledove’s voice is heard in the land

– Song 2:12
The zamir does double duty referring backward to the flowers, meaning “pruning,” and forward to the turtledove, meaning “singing.” Hence, Janus Parallelism.

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