Figure Name asterismos
Source Bullinger (1898) ("asterismos; or, indicating")
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Etymology Gr. "a calling of attention to a thing by making an asterisk" from asteer "a star"
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1. The Calling Attention to by making a Star or Mark... A marking by "putting a star" (* or), in order to direct particular attention to a passage or statement. Hence the figure is used when we employ (not an asterisk) but some word, which answers the same purpose, in directing the eye and the heart to some particular point or subject, such as "Lo!" "Behold!" (Bullinger, 903)


1. "Behold" seems to be specially the word used by the Holy Spirit as the Inspirer of Scripture: while "Verily" (amen) is the words used by the Lord Jesus; and "Yea" is the word of God the Father.
Ps. 133:1. -"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!" (Bullinger, 903)

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Last Editor Ioanna Malton
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