- Advance the plot.
- Express the ideological message
- Provide another point of view
- Convey characterization
- Provide the motivation for a subsequent action
- Create dramatic effect
- Provide information
Aug 11, 2020
The Purposes of Ancient Speeches in Texts
Mark Boda notes the speeches in ancient narratives could perform seven different purposes. He applies to prayers in Nehemiah but could be helpful in discusses speeches throughout the Bible.