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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664224394
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 252
  • Sales rank: 744,114
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


J. P. Fokkelman 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 Narrative Art and Poetry in the Books of Samuel and the trilogy Major Poems of the Hebrew Bible.
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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Preliminary exercise: A strophe by Isaiah and a poem by David 1
2 The art of poetry: a definition and analysis: Components I and II: language and number 15
3 A text model and how to use it: Language and number (continued) 37
4 Parallelism: cola and verses 61
5 The strophe 87
6 The stanza 117
7 The poem as a whole 141
8 In search of the correct division: The power of repetition 159
9 Wisdom literature: The book of Job 175
10 Love poetry: The Songs of Songs 189
11 The reader's attitude: Productive questions and hints 207
12 Guidelines for further reading: 150 and more poems, and their divisions 211
Glossary 225
Bibliographical notes 229
Notes 231
Index of biblical passages 237
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