Inspired by a comment on this question it seems the vast majority, if not the entirety, of conversations in Tanach are between two and only two parties. I would like to understand conceptually why this would be the case.

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    Isn't that usually the case in life as well? – Loewian Aug 15 '19 at 4:02
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    To the extent that conversations in Tanakh aren't precise historical records of actual speech between people (it's not like Paroh spoke those words to Moshe in Hebrew) but rather stories being told to convey certain content and play certain characters/concepts against each other, it's not surprising that the extra complication of writing a multi-party discussion didn't make it to the text much. The point isn't like a novel to show a relatable scene realistically. Same reason conversations are often very short and choppy. You can barely read any dialogue in Tanakh like a play. – Double AA Aug 15 '19 at 12:00
  • Can you qualify "conversations in Tanac"h"? Almost all of books such as Yirmiyahu and Yeshayu might qualify as a "conversation" to the entire B'nai Yisra'el. Otherwise, isn't the definition of a conversation automatically between two people? How can you properly hear a response from more than one simultaneously? – DanF Aug 15 '19 at 16:02
  • @DoubleAA sounds like an answer – Isaac Moses Aug 15 '19 at 19:35

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