On Biblical Poetry

On Biblical Poetry

by F.W. Dobbs-Allsopp

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ISBN-13: 9780199766901
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/28/2015
Pages: 624
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

F.W. Dobbs-Allsopp is an Associate Professor of Old Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Biblical Poetry Beyond Parallelism
Chapter One - "Verse, Properly So Called": The Line in Biblical Poetry
Terminology
Manuscript Evidence for the Line
The "Verse Line" in Oral Poetry
The Line from the Other's Perspective
Internal Evidence for the Line
Summary
Chapter Two - The Free Rhythms of Biblical Hebrew Poetry
Through Whitman's Eyes
Biblical Hebrew Poetry is Not Metrical
The Shape of Poetic Rhythm
Orality, Song, and Music
The Free Rhythms of Biblical Poetry
Summary
Chapter Three - The Idea of Lyric Poetry in the Bible
The Hebrew Lyric
Summary
Lyric in extenso: Probing (Some) Possibilities in the Song
Beyond Lyric: Toward a Richer Understanding of (Other) Biblical Poems
Chapter Four - An Informing Orality: Biblical Poetic Style
Some Preliminary Points of Orientation
Prob(lematiz)ing the Question of Hebrew Narrative Poetry
Nonnarrative Oral Poetry, Or: Orality Poeticized Otherwise
Signs of (Nonnarrative) Orality in Biblical Poetry
Emergent Textuality
Conclusions
Chapter Five - The Way of Poetry in Psalm 133
I
II
III
IV
Closing
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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