Idea of Biblical Poetry Parallelism and Its History
List price: $31.00
Buy it from $28.29
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee
If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.
Learn more about our returns policy
Description: Is there poetry in the Bible? Does it have rhyme or meter? How did ancient Hebrew writers compose their works? James Kugel's provocative study provides surprising new answers to these age-old questions. Biblical "poetry" is not a concept native to the Bible itself, he proposes, and the idea that the Bible is divided into prose and verse is merely an approximation of the reality of biblical style. Arguing that the Bible presents a continuum of speech heightened in varying degrees by different means, Kugel sets out to describe Hebrew's high style on its own terms. He also offers a thorough history of the idea of biblical poetry, starting with Philo of Alexandria and Josephus in the first century C.E. and charting its development through the Church Fathers, medieval Jewish writers, the Christian Hebraists of the Renaissance, and on into modern times. The story of how each age understood the nature biblical poetry, Kugel concludes, is a key to understanding the Bible's place in the history of Western thought.
Rush Rewards U
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Limited time offer:
Get the first one free!
All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $31.00
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 6/5/1998
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|The Parallelistic Line|
|Poetry and Prose|
|Rabbinic Exegesis and the "Forgetting" of Parallelism|
|Biblical Poetry and the Church|
|The Meter of Biblical Songs|
|"What Is the System of Hebrew Poetry?"|
|A Metrical Afterword|
|The Persistence of Parallelism|
|On Syntax and Style, with Some Reflections on M. P. O'Connor's Hebrew Verse Structure|