Esthetics of Amos 1:15

The sound of the phrase "then their king shall go" in 1:15 is interesting (with its echoing of melek "king" and halak "go") it reads: "vehalak malkam" this echoing has no effect except to make the text more interesting, it is purely esthetic - but, since there is a verb גלה "go into exile" which Amos uses elsewhere, presumably intended. (vehalak malkam bagolah could have been more simply expressed as vegalah malkam).


 

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