Figure Name anteisagoge
Source Bullinger (1898) ("anteisagoge; or, counter-question")
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Synonyms counter-question, anticatallaxis, anthupophora, compensatio, contraria illatio
Etymology Gr. "a bringing in instead" from anti "against" or "instead," eis "in" and agein "to lead" or "bring"
Type None
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1. The Answering of one Question by asking another... The figure is so called, because a question is answered by asking another. (Bullinger, 930-931)


1. Matt. 21:23-25; where, when the chief priests and elders asked Christ by what authority He acted; He said, "I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do things." He then goes on, in verse 25, to answer the question by asking another. (Bullinger, 931)

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