Figure Name simultaneum
Source Bullinger (1898) ("simultaneum; or, insertion")
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Synonyms insertion
Etymology from Latin simul "at the same time, together"
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1. A parenthetic Insertion between the record of two simultaneous Events... This figure is used when, in a description of events, properly belonging to the same time, one is changed and put out of its historical place, and put in between two others, which is thus divided so as take us by surprise. (Bullinger, 709)


1. Mark 15:12, 13, 14. -Where Pilate's words (verses 12, 14) are interrupted by the shouts of the People (verse 13). The events place literally in this order: but, instead of describing the two events separately, Pilate's words and the People's are described at one and the same time. (Bullinger, 709)

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