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Published by Fortress Press in Minneapolis .
Written in English


  • Bible. O.T. -- Language, style.,
  • Hebrew poetry, Biblical -- History and criticism.,
  • Hebrew language -- Parallelism.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 112) and indexes.

Statementby David L. Petersen and Kent Harold Richards.
SeriesGuides to biblical scholarship.
ContributionsRichards, Kent Harold, 1939-
LC ClassificationsBS1405.2 .P48 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 117 p. ;
Number of Pages117
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1706520M
ISBN 100800626257
LC Control Number92007934

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  guideline to interpreting hebrew poetry A. Look for the central truth of the stanza or strophe (this is like a paragraph in prose.) The RSV was the first modern translation to identify poetry .   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 (, ), marked a turning point of major proportions by focusing 3/5(1). Get this from a library! Interpreting Hebrew poetry. [David L Petersen; Kent Harold Richards] -- " Petersen clearly demonstrates the techniques and structures utilized by the Hebrew poets with plenty of examples from the biblical text. Terminolology has become quite confusing in this area. Book annotation not available for this title. Title: Interpreting Hebrew Poetry Author: Petersen, David L./ Richards, Kent Harold Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Pub Publication Date: /05/01 Number of Pages: Binding Type: PAPERBACK Library of Congress:

represent a comprehensive guide for interpreting Hebrew poetry. The book needs a section that guides the reader on how to synthesis, understand, and apply the findings that result from the poetic analysis. Title: Microsoft Word - Casey Hough - Review of Peterson and   Understanding Hebrew Poetry. November 7, By Krisan Marotta. Approximately half of the Hebrew Scriptures are written in poetic form and poetry is the main vehicle for all prophecy. Inclusio is the repetition of words or phrases that “book end” a message or theme. Go to top. The unit on poetry is a basic introduction to Hebrew poetry (parallelism and other literary features), but also a very helpful section on interpreting metaphors. Metaphors can be a problem for Bible students who are taught to “read the Bible literally,” but Curtis provides a basic method for teasing out the meaning of Reviews: Ancient Hebrew poetry is formed on ideas rather than rhyme scheme or syllable structure. Understanding the culture, style, and structure of a poem is important for accurately interpreting it. Large portions of the Bible are written in poetry. Psalms, Proverbs, Song of Solomon, and Lamentations are entirely poetic. The book of Job is largely poetic.

  Our understanding of parallelism encourages us to pay attention to how the echoes within a poetic verse continue but carry forward the thought of the first part. The other frequent characteristic of Hebrew poetry, like that which we find in the book of . Understanding Hebrew Poetry. By James M. Rochford. God chose to write poetically in certain parts of Scripture, because this sort of genre communicates in a way that others do not. The poetic version is often more verbose, but it communicates something that . How should we read and interpret Hebrew poetry? Virtually every book of the OT (Old Testament) contains poetry, often in the context of songs or prophecy.[1] The entire book of Psalms falls into this genre. Since the OT was written for a predominantly oral culture, poetic elements aided those who heard these texts to remember. ter understanding of the different Old Testament genres (principles) and provide strategies for preaching and teaching these genres (methods). These volumes are primarily intended to serve as textbooks for grad - uate-level exegesis courses that assume a basic knowledge of Hebrew.