Hebrew Verse Structure

Hebrew Verse Structure PDF
Author: M. O'Connor
Publisher: Eisenbrauns
ISBN: 9780931464027
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Category : Religion
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In this extensive and eclectic reconsideration of classical Hebrew poetics, O'Connor evaluates the assumptions that have guided scholars for more than two hundred years. The result is "a great leap forward in the analysis and interpretation of early Hebrew poetry." (David Noel Freedman)

Hebrew Verse Structure

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Author: Michael Patrick O'Connor
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Traditional Techniques In Classical Hebrew Verse

Traditional Techniques in Classical Hebrew Verse PDF
Author: Wilfred G. E. Watson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781850754596
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 534
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Before, during and after the preparation of Classical Hebrew Poetry: A Guide to its Techniques, Wilfred Watson published several articles on Hebrew poetry in a wide range of periodicals. The present volume collects together the most significant of these writings, including a chapter from a book on chiasmus, as well as a few unpublished items. After an opening survey of current work on Hebrew verse the articles cover the following topics: parallelism (including half-line parallelism, previously almost unnoticed), antithesis, word pairs, chiasmus, figurative language and introductions to speech in verse. The last section deals with structural devices and a folktale motif in narrative verse, hyperbole, apostrophe and alliteration. Previously unpublished items are on the contribution of ethnopoetics, from the study of Native American literature to Hebrew narrative verse (a new topic in biblical studies), parallelism in the Song of Songs and a metaphor in Jeremiah. This anthology is intended as a companion volume to Classical Hebrew Poetry. It includes additions and corrections to that book and there are also several indices.

The Structure Of Classical Hebrew Poetry

The Structure of Classical Hebrew Poetry PDF
Author: Marjo Christina Annette Korpel
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004112612
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
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Delimitation of structural units has always been a controversial subject in Old Testament exegesis. Yet all translation and interpretation depends on it. In this work hitherto largely unexplored, but highly relevant, evidence found in ancient Hebrew, Greek and Syriac manuscripts is evaluated.

Major Poems Of The Hebrew Bible

Major Poems of the Hebrew Bible PDF
Author: J. P. Fokkelman
Publisher: Uitgeverij Van Gorcum
ISBN: 9789023239369
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 446
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Volume III: The Remaining 65 Psalms Each of the 85 Psalms (83 poems) discussed in the previous volume of Major Poems of the Hebrew Bible has the highly remarkable feature of scoring an exact integer as the average number of syllables per colon; sometimes seven or nine, more often eight, which may be called the central normative figure of Biblical poetry. This can only mean that the classical poets did count their syllables. Moreover, they succeeded in bringing about a creative merger between various forms of numerical perfection and the structure of their songs, which is generally underpinned by the correct articulation in strophes and stanzas. The breakthrough of this discovery became possible on the basis of (a) a refined recipe for establishing the original (i.e. pre-Masoretic) syllable structure of the ancient Hebrew, and (b) a definition of the colon. In those poems in which the correct colometry is difficult to delimit, it can be established only by a three-pronged approach tackling syntax, prosody and semantics and able to combine them. In this third volume, the 65 remaining Psalms are subject of structural analysis, and once more are covered by full syllable counts. Although these songs do not seek to apply the exact integers, they display the other forms of numerical perfection on more than one textual level, so that they embody the same poetics. This will be no different in volume IV, which deals with Job 15-42 and will be published as the final volume in the Major Poems of the Hebrew Bible project.

The Shape Of Hebrew Poetry

The Shape of Hebrew Poetry PDF
Author: Matthew Ian Ayars
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900436627X
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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The Shape of Hebrew Poetry explores foregrounding and structural cohesion as the dual discourse function of linguistic parallelism in biblical Hebrew poetry through a robust application of Roman Jakobson's theory of linguistic parallelism in poetry to the Egyptian Hallel (Psalm 113–118).

Directions In Biblical Hebrew Poetry

Directions in Biblical Hebrew Poetry PDF
Author: Elaine R. Follis
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567504972
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 340
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This collection of original papers reflects the intensity of current interest in the poetry of the OT, and amply demonstrates the diversity of rewarding approaches now available. Some of these studies are landmarks, and all are stimulating for further research.

Major Poems Of The Hebrew Bible

Major Poems of the Hebrew Bible PDF
Author: Jan Fokkelman
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004358730
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The Book of Job contains the only sustained, through-composed work in verse in the Hebrew Bible. This makes it very suitable as a testing area for the rules of verse structure and all other aspects of prosody that were developed in Major Poems of the Hebrew Bible Vol. II and are now also available in Reading Biblical Poetry. This fourth and last volume completes the study that in Vol. I started with Job 3 (curses and complaint), and continued with the first round of the debate (chs.4-14) in Vol. II. Again, the analysis follows two separate circuits: on the one hand that of language, style and structure, on the other hand that of measuring proportions on at least five textual levels. The poetry section of the Book of Job contains 412 strophes, of which the protagonist Job speaks exactly half. His portion of 206 strophes is also divided into equal halves: in 103 short and 103 long strophes. Even more than in the Psalms, the norm figures 7, 8 and 9 play an essential part in the composition of the poems and their average number of syllables per colon. The forty poems of the book exhibit various forms of numerical perfection, and the correct demarcation of strophes and stanzas is found to considerably improve and expand our understanding of its contents.

Major Poems Of The Hebrew Bible Job 15 42

Major Poems of the Hebrew Bible  Job 15 42 PDF
Author: J. P. Fokkelman
Publisher: Uitgeverij Van Gorcum
ISBN: 9789023240723
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
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The Book of Job contains the only sustained, through-composed work in verse in the Hebrew Bible. This makes it very suitable as a testing area for the rules of verse structure and all other aspects of prosody that were developed in Major Poems of the Hebrew Bible Vol. II and are now also available in Reading Biblical Poetry. This fourth and last volume completes the study that in Vol. I started with Job 3 (curses and complaint), and continued with the first round of the debate (chs.4-14) in Vol. II. Again, the analysis follows two separate circuits: on the one hand that of language, style and structure, on the other hand that of measuring proportions on at least five textual levels. The poetry section of the Book of Job contains 412 strophes, of which the protagonist Job speaks exactly half. His portion of 206 strophes is also divided into equal halves: in 103 short and 103 long strophes. Even more than in the Psalms, the norm figures 7, 8 and 9 play an essential part in the composition of the poems and their average number of syllables per colon. The forty poems of the book exhibit various forms of numerical perfection, and the correct demarcation of strophes and stanzas is found to considerably improve and expand our understanding of its contents.

On Biblical Poetry

On Biblical Poetry PDF
Author: F. W. Dobbs-Allsopp
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199766908
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 624
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Uniquely considering the characteristics of biblical Hebrew poetry beyond its currently best known feature, parallelism,On Biblical Poetry demonstrates the many interesting and valuable interpretations that yield from analyses of major facets of biblical verse, as well as careful attention to prosody--rhythm, lineation, and the like--and close reading. Through a series of programmatic essays, F.W. Dobbs-Allsopp argues that biblical poetry is, in most respects, just like any other verse tradition--and thus biblical poems should be read and interpreted like other poems. Using the same critical tools and kinds of guiding assumptions as traditional verse scholarship, this book also considers the historicity and cultural specificity that distinguishes the verse of the Bible. The literary and the historical, then, are in view throughout. Issues of orality, textuality, and literacy at the site of biblical poems are also probed extensively and there is a strong comparative orientation to much of the thinking in the volume.

Major Poems Of The Hebrew Bible 85 Psalms And Job 4 14

Major Poems of the Hebrew Bible  85 Psalms and Job 4 14 PDF
Author: J. P. Fokkelman
Publisher: Uitgeverij Van Gorcum
ISBN: 9789023233817
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Category : Political Science
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Volume II of Major Poems of the Hebrew Bible deals with 85 Psalms (83 poems) and the poems in Job 4-14, and aims at presenting an integrated prosodical theory which is able to bypass the highly controversial question of metrics. There are two approaches which initially are kept apart on grounds of method: structural analysis and the counting of the original, i.e. pre-Masoretic, syllables. Each poem receives a compact description of structure which gives a reasoned delimitation of cola, verses, and strophes. In a separate operation, the syllable counts for each word, colon, verse, strophe, stanza, section and poem are recorded in a comprehensive Appendix. All the poems under discussion show a precise integer as the average of syllables per colon. For half of them this is 8.00, the others have either 7.00 or 9.00. The 9.00 is a ceiling: there is no Psalm with a higher average. Combining the two approaches, the author shows that the poets themselves did count their syllables, and how they were able to mesh the syllable figures with the structural units of their compositions in a virtuoso combination. The greatest challenge of this enterprise is to delimit and objectify the correct colometry for all the songs, as the figure of syllables per colon depends on the right amount of cola. There are only about 30 Psalms which have a cola figure that can be considered beyond doubt. Fortunately, in the Book of Job the correct number of cola is certain for most chapters. Here we meet the number 8 again as a normative figure

Elenchus Of Biblica

Elenchus of Biblica PDF
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Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
ISBN: 9788876536205
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