Interpreting Hebrew Poetry

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Fortress Press, 01.12.2009 - 117 Seiten
Here is a convenient introduction to the unique aspects of interpreting the one-third of the Hebrew Bible that is in poetic form. Numerous are the occasions when a failure to distinguish poetry from prose in the Old Testament has resulted in flawed interpretation. Robert Lowth's Lectures on the Sacred Poetry of the Hebrews (1753, 1787), marked a turning point of major proportions by focusing on the importance of parallelism of lines. But new studies of the past decade now require significant adjustments to Lowth's analyses. Interpreting Hebrew Poetry offers an authoritative introduction to this discussion of parallelism, meter and rhythm, and poetic style. It also provides by way of example a poetic analysis of Deuteronomy 32, Isaiah 5:1-7, and Psalm 1.

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UNDERSTANDING HEBREW POETRY
1
DEFINITION
2
PROBLEMS
3
THEORIES OF POETRY
6
POETRYPROSE CONTINUUM
13
THREE APPROACHES
14
RELATIONSHIP OF METHODS
16
PARALLELISM
21
METER
38
RHYTHM
43
POETIC STYLE
49
SIMILE
50
STANZA AND STROPHE
60
POETIC ANALYSIS
65
DEUTERONOMY 32
67
17
81

BASIC NOMENCLATURE
23
SYNONYMOUS ANTITHETIC SYNTHETIC PARALLELISM
24
NEW UNDERSTANDINGS
27
GRAMMATIC MORPHOLOGIC SEMANTIC PARALLELISM
31
SUMMARY
34
METER AND RHYTHM
37
PSALM 1
89
NOTES
99
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
112
AUTHOR INDEX
113
SCRIPTURE INDEX
115
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