Cantos and Strophes in Biblical Hebrew Poetry III

Formal and thematic devices demonstrate that Hebrew poetry is composed of a consistent pattern of cantos (stanzas) and strophes.

Cantos and Strophes in Biblical Hebrew Poetry III

Formal and thematic devices demonstrate that Hebrew poetry is composed of a consistent pattern of cantos (stanzas) and strophes. The formal devices include quantitative balance on the level of cantos in terms of the number of verselines, verbal repetitions and transition markers.

Cantos And Strophes in Biblical Hebrew Poetry

A quantitative structural approach also helps to identify the focal message of the poems."--Jacket.

Cantos And Strophes in Biblical Hebrew Poetry

A quantitative structural approach also helps to identify the focal message of the poems."--Jacket.

Cantos and Strophes in Biblical Hebrew Poetry III

"This volume deals with the rhetoric, the formal and thematic framework, of Psalms 90-150 (the Fourth and Fifth Book of the Psalter).

Cantos and Strophes in Biblical Hebrew Poetry III

Formal and thematic devices demonstrate that Hebrew poetry is composed of a consistent pattern of cantos (stanzas) and strophes. The formal devices include quantitative balance on the level of cantos in terms of the number of verselines, verbal repetitions and transition markers.

Cantos and Strophes in Biblical Hebrew Poetry II

Formal and thematic devices demonstrate that Hebrew poetry is composed of a consistent pattern of cantos (stanzas) and strophes.

Cantos and Strophes in Biblical Hebrew Poetry II

Formal and thematic devices demonstrate that Hebrew poetry is composed of a consistent pattern of cantos (stanzas) and strophes. The formal devices include quantitative balance on the level of cantos in terms of the number of verselines, verbal repetitions and transition markers.

Cantos and Strophes in Biblical Hebrew Poetry 3 Vols

The quantitative approach to a psalm in terms of verselines, cola and/or words in most cases clearly discloses a focal message. Volume 1 (OTS 53, 2005) deals with the poetic framework and material content of the book of Psalms.

Cantos and Strophes in Biblical Hebrew Poetry  3 Vols

Formal and thematic devices demonstrate that Hebrew poetry is composed of a consistent pattern of cantos (stanzas) and strophes. The formal devices include quantitative balance on the level of cantos in terms of the number of verselines, verbal repetitions and transition markers.

The Shape of Hebrew Poetry

Until Van der Lugt's three-volume work on macrostructural delineation, there was no exhaustive work comparable to O'Connor's ... 32 Pieter van der Lugt, Cantos and Strophes in Biblical Hebrew Poetry III: Psalms 90–150 and Psalm 1 (Old ...

The Shape of Hebrew Poetry

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).

The Design of the Psalter

Biblical Quotations and Allusions in Second Temple Jewish Literature. JAJSup 5. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2011 ... Cantos and Strophes in Biblical Hebrew Poetry III: Psalms 90–150 and Psalm 1. OtSt 63. Leiden: Brill, 2013. ———.

The Design of the Psalter

Good poetry is like a good painting: the more you linger over it, the more it reveals. It is a deep well that never runs dry. And that is why the Psalter, like a good painting, keeps giving. In the last four decades, Psalms scholarship has found remarkable fruitfulness in reading the Psalter as a book—that is, in reading the Psalms as a unified composition with a metanarrative across its 150 poems. Pivotal questions associated with this approach really boil down to two questions—how and why? How are individual psalms sequenced, if at all, and what is the design logic behind that macrostructure? This volume seeks to answer those questions. In essence, the Psalter unfurls the story of the Davidic covenant. While interest in the editing of the Psalter remains high in recent Psalms scholarship, this interest has not led to clear consensus. The specific and timely contribution of this volume is twofold. First, it consolidates the results of studies on groups of psalms. Second, it integrates poetic and thematic approaches that are typically separated in Psalms scholarship. Readers will find results of this study surprising and their implications sobering.

Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament 5 1

JOSH MOODY College Church, Wheaton, IL Cantos and Strophes in Biblical Hebrew Poetry III Psalms 90–150 and Psalm 1 by Pieter van der Lugt. OTS 63. Leiden: Brill, 2013. xiv + 620 pp., US $249.00, hardcover. The publication of this book ...

Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament  5 1

Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament (JESOT) is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the academic and evangelical study of the Old Testament. The journal seeks to fill a need in academia by providing a venue for high-level scholarship on the Old Testament from an evangelical standpoint. The journal is not affiliated with any particular academic institution, and with an international editorial board, open access format, and multi-language submissions, JESOT cultivates and promotes Old Testament scholarship in the evangelical global community. The journal differs from many evangelical journals in that it seeks to publish current academic research in the areas of ancient Near Eastern backgrounds, Dead Sea Scrolls, Rabbinics, Linguistics, Septuagint, Research Methodology, Literary Analysis, Exegesis, Text Criticism, and Theology as they pertain only to the Old Testament. JESOT also includes up-to-date book reviews on various academic studies of the Old Testament.

Monotheism and Christology in Greco Roman Antiquity

The study of numerical composition in ancient Hebrew literature has been developed most extensively in the case of the ... 2010); Pieter van der Lugt, Cantos and Strophes in Biblical Hebrew Poetry III: Psalms 90–150 and Psalm 1 (Leiden: ...

Monotheism and Christology in Greco Roman Antiquity

Matthew V. Novenson, ed., Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity is a collection of state-of-the-art essays by leading scholars on views of God, Christ, and other divine beings in ancient Jewish, Christian, and classical texts.

The Basics of Hebrew Poetry

Stordalen, T. Echoes of Eden: Genesis 2–3 and Symbolism of the Eden Garden in Biblical Hebrew Literature. CBET 25. ... Cantos and Strophes in Biblical Hebrew Poetry: With Special Reference to the First Book of the Psalter.

The Basics of Hebrew Poetry

Almost 75 percent of the Old Testament is made up of poetic passages, yet for many readers (lay Christians, even seminary students and pastors), biblical poetic passages remain the greatest challenge. Being unfamiliar with poetry in general and biblical poetry in particular, their reading and preaching are limited to selected poetic passages. This in turn limits their understanding of God's word. To help readers overcome these problems, the first four chapters of this book aim to get them familiarized with the literary techniques of biblical poets. To demonstrate how the techniques work to bring across the biblical theological message, the last three chapters offer poetic analyses of three passages of different kinds. In the process, we hope to draw attention to the beauty of the Hebrew poetic art and to the creative skill of biblical poets' versification. The ultimate aim, however, is to help readers discover the rich message of the Bible.

Habakkuk

stanza and strophe in Biblical Hebrew; David Petersen concludes that for Hebrew poetry in general, these groupings ... As it concerns Habakkuk, I have employed the term “strophe” to delineate the three major units of his prayerpsalm in ...

Habakkuk

It is all to common to find commentaries that miss the forest for the trees, commentaries that get so caught up in the minutiae of scholarly controversies that they miss what God is saying for His church today. This is especially evident when it comes to the book of Habakkuk. The Teleioteti Old Testament Commentaries series is an attempt to attain theological depth, to pay attention to the forest, without neglecting the details of the text, without missing the trees. To do this, a Teleioteti Old Testament Commentary seeks to bring scholarly rigour and thoughfulness together with faithful attention to the purpose and significance of each book for God's people today. It strikes a balance between technicality, working through the Hebrew text and its difficulties, and practicality, applying each major section of the text to contemporary needs. Habakkuk is a book that especially needs such an approach. After an extensive introduction discussing the significant issues and laying the groundwork for interpreting Habakkuk, this commentary walks through the text stanza by stanza and line by line. With a balance of theological reflection and exegetical depth, a wide variety of readers will find something to take away. Habakkuk is a book of discipleship, a book written to bring its reader to a deeper faith in Yahweh in the presence of His unthinkable deeds. In the midst of oppressive evil at the hands of their Judahite brothers, the righteous of Judah cry out to God for salvation. His response is the invasion of fearsome Chaldea. What appears to be horrid judgment is actually His plan to save those who trust in Him. All His people are called to extraordinary faith, to believe HIm when HIs deeds are unbelievable. In this way, and only this way, will they be delivered from their oppressors and enjoy God's blessings: only by faith can they have life.

Dictionary of the Old Testament Wisdom Poetry and Writings

T. Longman III SPACIALITY. See SOCIAL-SCIENTIFIC APPROACHES. SPIRIT, DIVINE. See DIVINE PRESENCE. STANDARD BIBLICAL HEBREW. See HEBREW LANGUAGE. STANZA, STROPHE The terms canto, stanza and strophe refer to structural divisions within a ...

Dictionary of the Old Testament  Wisdom  Poetry and Writings

The Old Testament books of wisdom and poetry carry themselves differently from those of the Pentateuch, the histories or the prophets. The divine voice does not peal from Sinai, there are no narratives carried along by prophetic interpretation nor are oracles declaimed by a prophet. Here Scripture often speaks in the words of human response to God and God's world. The hymns, laments and thanksgivings of Israel, the dirge of Lamentations, the questionings of Qohelet, the love poetry of the Song of Songs, the bold drama of Job and the proverbial wisdom of Israel all offer their textures to this great body of biblical literature. Then too there are the finely crafted stories of Ruth and Esther that narrate the silent providence of God in the course of Israelite and Jewish lives. This third Old Testament volume in IVP's celebrated "Black Dictionary" series offers nearly 150 articles covering all the important aspects of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Psalms, Song of Songs, Lamentations, Ruth and Esther. Over 90 contributors, many of them experts in this literature, have contributed to the 'Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry and Writings'. This volume maintains the quality of scholarship that students, scholars and pastors have come to expect from this series. Coverage of each biblical book includes an introduction to the book itself as well as separate articles on their ancient Near Eastern background and their history of interpretation. Additional articles amply explore the literary dimensions of Hebrew poetry and prose, including acrostic, ellipsis, inclusio, intertextuality, parallelism and rhyme. And there are well-rounded treatments of Israelite wisdom and wisdom literature, including wisdom poems, sources and theology. In addition, a wide range of interpretive approaches is canvassed in articles on hermeneutics, feminist interpretation, form criticism, historical criticism, rhetorical criticism and social-scientific approaches. The 'Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry and Writings' is sure to command shelf space within arm's reach of any student, teacher or preacher working in this portion of biblical literature.

The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible Volume 3

[1984]; R. Alter, The Art of Biblical Poetry [1985]; A. Berlin, The Dynamics of Biblical Parallelism [1985]; J. P. Fokkelman, Reading Biblical Poetry: An Introductory Guide [2001]; P. van der Lugt, Cantos and Strophes in Biblical Hebrew ...

The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible  Volume 3

Revised edition. Volume 3 of 5. The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible has been a classic Bible study resource for more than thirty years. Now thoroughly revised, this new five-volume edition provides up-to-date entries based on the latest scholarship. Beautiful full-color pictures supplement the text, which includes new articles in addition to thorough updates and improvements of existing topics. Different viewpoints of scholarship permit a wellrounded perspective on significant issues relating to doctrines, themes, and biblical interpretation. The goal remains the same: to provide pastors, teachers, students, and devoted Bible readers a comprehensive and reliable library of information. • More than 5,000 pages of vital information on Bible lands and people • More than 7,500 articles alphabetically arranged for easy reference • Hundreds of full-color and black-and-white illustrations, charts, and graphs • 32 pages of full-color maps and hundreds of black-and-white outline maps for ready reference • Scholarly articles ranging across the entire spectrum of theological and biblical topics, backed by the most current body of archaeological research • 238 contributors from around the world

The Substance of Psalm 24

Structure and Proportion There is a general consensus that Ps 24 consists of three clearly distinct thematic ... Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2001); Pieter van der Lugt, Cantos and Strophes in Biblical Hebrew Poetry with Special ...

The Substance of Psalm 24

This book contributes to the theory and practice of Biblical interpretation by engaging in an interpretation of Psalm 24 inspired by a particular understanding of Brevard Childs' “canonical approach”: an understanding centred on the concept of “theological substance.” Sumpter shows how the literary, historical, and theological dimensions of Psalm 24 cohere into a single vision by reading the text according to the previously discussed dialectic. An initial “synchronic” analysis of the psalm's poetic structure related to a “diachronic” reconstruction of the tradition history that lead to the final form. The question is then posed concerning the primary forces at work in this history of composition, a question which leads to reflection on the Trinity, first in se and then pro nobis. This latter dimension takes us back to the text, as its “Davidic” nature is further analysed in relation to the books of Samuel, the Psalter, and Isaiah. Finally, Patristic exegesis is turned to for further stimulation concerning the mysterious subject matter of the text.