Reading Biblical Poetry An Introductory Guide

ISBN-10: 0664224393
ISBN-13: 9780664224394
Edition: 2001
Authors: J. P. Fokkelman
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 10/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

<b J. P. Fokkelman</b is an international expert in Semitic languages. He has taught courses in classical Hebrew Literature at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. His publications include the four-volume work <i Narrative Art and Poetry in the Books of Samuel</i and the trilogy <i Major Poems of the Hebrew Bible</i .

Preface
Preliminary exercise: A strophe by Isaiah and a poem by Davidp. 1
The art of poetry: a definition and analysis: Components I and II: language and numberp. 15
A text model and how to use it: Language and number (continued)p. 37
Parallelism: cola and versesp. 61
The strophep. 87
The stanzap. 117
The poem as a wholep. 141
In search of the correct division: The power of repetitionp. 159
Wisdom literature: The book of Jobp. 175
Love poetry: The Songs of Songsp. 189
The reader's attitude: Productive questions and hintsp. 207
Guidelines for further reading: 150 and more poems, and their divisionsp. 211
Glossaryp. 225
Bibliographical notesp. 229
Notesp. 231
Index of biblical passagesp. 237
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