Figure Name parembole
Source Silva Rhetoricae (; Bullinger (1898) ("parembola; or, insertion")
Earliest Source None
Synonyms insertion, epembole, paremptsis
Etymology Par-em'-bol-ee' from Gr. para "beside," en "in" and bolee "a throwing" or "casting"
Type Scheme
Linguistic Domain Syntactic

1. A figure of interruption closely related to parenthesis. Parembole occurs when the interrupting matter has a connection to the sentence subject, whereas the interrupting material of parenthesis need have no such connection. (Silva Rhetoricae)

2. Parenthetic Independent Addition... Hence, a Parembole is an insertion beside, between, or among others; and the name is used when the sentence interposed is independent and complete in itself; and would make complete sense if it were separated from the sentence which it divides. (Bullinger, 489)


2. Rom. 8:2-15 is a long Parembole setting forth the further relation between flesh and spirit: i.e., the Old man and the New man, the Old nature and the New divine and spiritual nature, the pneuma, or pneuma-Christou) which is given to all who are in Christ. Consequently the "s" in spirit should be a small "s," and not a capital letter, in all these verses: the Holy Spirit Himself not being mentioned, or referred to, as a Person until verse 16. (Bullinger, 489)

Kind Of Addition
Part Of
Related Figures parenthesis, anacoluthon, correctio, epanorthosis
Notes 'Type of' not applicable.
Confidence Unconfident
Last Editor Ioanna Malton
Confidence Unconfident
Editorial Notes
Reviewed No