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Title: Dieu donne son Nom à Jésus
Subtitle: Analyse rhétorique de Lc 1,26-56 et de 1 Sam 2,1-10
Author(s): MEYNET, Roland
Volume: 66 Issue: 1 Date: 1985
The Visitation and the Magnificat (Luke 1,39-56) are generally thought to be a 'complementary episode' of the diptych of the two annunciations to Zachary and to Mary. But rhetorical analysis shows that Luke 1,26-56 forms a literary whole which is tightly structured: the names of God in the Magnificat, in particular 'Holy' at the center of the canticle, are those which are given to Jesus at the moment of the Annunciation. The Visitation, at the heart of the structure, hints that Jesus is, as God, 'The Blessed One'. (A rhetorical analysis of the Canticle of Hannah - 1 Sam 2,1-10 - made in accord with the analysis of the Magnificat highlights not only the thematic relationships which exist between the two canticles but the structural ones as well.) The entire section 26-56 is to be placed in parallel to the Annunciation to Zachary.