Antisagoge: Definition & Examples

Antisagoge (derives from Greek “a bringing into against”), is a figure which consists when an order, or a precept is given, accompanied with an offering of reward if it is obeyed, and a threat of punishment if it is defied.

A Notable Example of Antisagoge

  1. “See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; In that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it. But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it. I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you, life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.”

    — (Deuteronomy 30:15-19.)

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