Reading Biblical Poetry / Edition 1

Reading Biblical Poetry / Edition 1

by Jp Fokkelman
     
 

A companion to Reading Biblical Narrative, this volume provides an authoritative introduction and overview to biblical poetry. Fokkelman describes in step-by-step fashion how the poets produced their poetry. Full of examples, Reading Biblical Poetry makes available a holistic and integrative approach to understanding poetry found nowhere else.

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A companion to Reading Biblical Narrative, this volume provides an authoritative introduction and overview to biblical poetry. Fokkelman describes in step-by-step fashion how the poets produced their poetry. Full of examples, Reading Biblical Poetry makes available a holistic and integrative approach to understanding poetry found nowhere else.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664224394
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
252
Sales rank:
1,402,089
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Preliminary exercise: A strophe by Isaiah and a poem by David1
2The art of poetry: a definition and analysis: Components I and II: language and number15
3A text model and how to use it: Language and number (continued)37
4Parallelism: cola and verses61
5The strophe87
6The stanza117
7The poem as a whole141
8In search of the correct division: The power of repetition159
9Wisdom literature: The book of Job175
10Love poetry: The Songs of Songs189
11The reader's attitude: Productive questions and hints207
12Guidelines for further reading: 150 and more poems, and their divisions211
Glossary225
Bibliographical notes229
Notes231
Index of biblical passages237

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