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)
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About "Hebrew Verse Structure"
Meet the Author
Michael ObConnor was ten years old when he attended his first Major League baseball game, but he had already developed a respect for the sport that bordered on the sacred. He and his wife now head a national touring music ministry called Improbable People. They live in Southern California with their three children.
Table Of Contents
- Part I: Overviewchapter One: Hebrew Verse Structure1.0 Introduction1.1 Assumptions And Axioms1.2 New Evidence For The Description Of Hebrew Verse1.3 Previous Descriptions Of Hebrew Verse1.4 The Constriction Of Hebrew Verse1.5 The Tropes Of Hebrew Verse1.6 The Structure, System, And Texture Of Hebrew Verse1.7 The Fine Structure Of Hebrew Verse1.8 The Plan Of The Essaychapter Two: The Texts2.0 Introduction2.1 Genesis 49. The Testament Of Jacob2.2 Exodus 15. The Song At The Sea2.3 Numbers 23-24. The Oracles Of Balaam2.4 Deuteronomy 32. The Song Of Moses2.5 Deuteronomy 33. The Testament Of Moses2.6 Judges 5. The Song Of Deborah2.7 2 Samuel 1. The Lament Of David2.8 Habaqquq 3. The Psalm Of Habaqquq2.9 Zephaniah 12.10 Zephaniah 22.11 Zephaniah 32.12 Psalm 782.13 Psalm 1062.14 Psalm 107part Ii: Fine Structurechapter Three: The Shape And Structure Of The Line3.0 Introduction3.1 The Parts Of Speech3.2 Grammatical Analysis3.3 Single Clause Predicated Lines Of Two Or Three Constituents3.4 Other Predicated Lines3.5 Nominal Lineschapter Four: The Word-level Trope Of Repetition4.0 Introduction4.1 Simple Repetition4.2 Buried Simple Repetition And The Figura Etymologica4.3 Non-local Repetition On Common Ground4.4 Non-local Repetition Without Common Ground4.5 Juxtapositions4.6 Summarychapter Five: The Word-level Tropes Of Coloration: Binomination, Coordination And Combination5.0 Introduction5.1 Binomination5.2 Coordination5.3 Combination5.3 1 Construct Combination5.4 Burial5.5 Summarychapter Six: The Line-level Trope Of Matching6.0 Introduction6.1 Two Line Matches6.2 Three Line Matches6.3 Four Line Matches6.4 Longer Matches6.5 Summarychapter Seven: The Line-level Trope Of Gapping And Related Phenomena7.0 Introduction7.1 Verb Gapping7.2 Gapping Of Other Constituents7.3 Particle Gapping7.4 Summarychapter Eight: The Supralinear-level Trope Of Syntactic Dependency8.0 Introduction8.1 Quotative Passages8.2 Passages With Verbal Clause Cores8.3 Passages With Verbless Clause Cores8.4 Independent Noun Phrases8.5 Summarychapter Nine: The Supralinear-level Trope Of Mixing9.0 Introduction9.1 Clause Mixing9.2 Phrase Mixing9.3 Summarypart Iii: Gross Structurechapter Ten: An Overview10.0 Introduction10.1 Poems With Plain Articulations10.2 Poems With Burdens10.3 Other Individual Poems10.4 The Book Of Zephaniah10.5 Summaryappendix: The Textsgenesis 49. The Testament Of Jacobexodus 15. The Song At The Seanumbers 23-24. The Oracles Of Balaamdeuteronomy 32. The Song Of Mosesdeuteronomy 33. The Testament Of Mosesjudges 5. The Song Of Deborah2 Samuel 1. The Lament Of Davidhabaqquq 3. The Psalm Of Habaqquqzephaniah 1zephaniah 2zephaniah 3psalm 78psalm 106psalm 107bibliographyindexessubject Indexauthor Indexscripture Indexword Indexhebrewphoenicianugariticarabicerrata To The First Printingthe Contours Of Biblical Hebrew Verse: An Afterword To Hebrew Verse Structure