Poetry in the Hebrew Bible

Poetry in the Hebrew Bible

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An appreciation of the form and artistry of texts is essential to the understanding of their content, and nowhere is this more evident than in the case of biblical poetry. But poetic form is also worthy of appreciation in its own right, and as the studies in this collection show, Hebrew poetry can be seen as a monument to the literary-artistic achievement of the ancients. Great strides have been made in the investigation of the form and structure of the biblical texts, and no new study of the Hebrew Bible can afford to ignore the fruitful work that has been done in this field. This useful collection presents in a handy format an ample harvest of research by many of the world's leading Hebrew Bible scholars who have published their work in the pages of qVetus Testamentumq in recent decades. It provides a fascinating reflection of the continuing new discoveries of the richness of the biblical text, which informs the lively present-day study of the Hebrew Bible as world literature.Historically, at least, the Greek uuvoi; applied to poetry aquot;in praise of gods or heroesaquot;, 22 and a similar point can be made ... the acrostic poem of Proverbs this corresponds respectively to vss 10-12, in which the subject of praise is introduced as the ... as a form of the verb tand, aquot;celebrate in songaquot;, not of ndtan, aquot; giveaquot;.2-1 The song therefore concludes with the words: Extol her for the fruit of her hands, And let.


Title:Poetry in the Hebrew Bible
Author: David E. Orton
Publisher:BRILL - 2000
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