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Interpreting Hebrew Poetry (Guides To Biblical Scholarship Series)

David L Petersen

Interpreting Hebrew Poetry (Guides To Biblical Scholarship Series)

David L Petersen

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Editor's ForewordAbbreviations1. Understanding Hebrew PoetryDefinitionProblemsTheories Of PoetryPoetry-Prose ContinuumThree ApproachesRelationship Of Methods2. ParallelismRobert LowthBasic NomenclatureSynonymous, Antithetic, Synthetic ParallelismNew UnderstandingsGrammatic, Morphologic, Semantic ParallelismSummary3. Meter And RhythmDefinitionsMeterRhythm4. Poetic StyleSimileStanza And Strophe5. Poetic AnalysisDeuteronomyIsaiah 5:1-17Psalm 1NotesSelected BibliographyAuthor IndexScripture Index

- Publisher 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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Editor's ForewordAbbreviations1. Understanding Hebrew PoetryDefinitionProblemsTheories Of PoetryPoetry-Prose ContinuumThree ApproachesRelationship Of Methods2. ParallelismRobert LowthBasic NomenclatureSynonymous, Antithetic, Synthetic ParallelismNew UnderstandingsGrammatic, Morphologic, Semantic ParallelismSummary3. Meter And RhythmDefinitionsMeterRhythm4. Poetic StyleSimileStanza And Strophe5. Poetic AnalysisDeuteronomyIsaiah 5:1-17Psalm 1NotesSelected BibliographyAuthor IndexScripture Index
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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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Meet the Author

David L Petersen

David L. Petersen (Ph.D., Yale University) is Professor of Old Testament at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. Professor Petersen is a distinguished Old Testament scholar whose current research focuses on the book of Genesis and on prophetic literature.

An ordained Presbyterian minister, Dr. Petersen has written, coauthored or coedited numerous books and articles. He was the Senior Old Testament editor for The New Interpreter's Bible and New Interpreter's One-Volume commentary

Petersen recently served as president of the Society of Biblical Literature. His significant books include Haggai and Zechariah 1-8 (Old Testament Library, 1984); Zechariah 9-14 and Malachi (Old Testament Library, 1995) and A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament (2005) .

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