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Reading biblical poetry : an introductory guide

Author: J P Fokkelman
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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 to understand the Bible's poetry. Full of examples, Reading Biblical Poetry makes available a holistic and integrative approach to understanding poetry found nowhere else."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J P Fokkelman
ISBN: 0664224393 9780664224394
OCLC Number: 46872192
Description: viii, 243 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Preliminary exercise: A strophe by Isaiah and a poem by David --
2. The art of poetry: a definition and analysis: Components I and II: language and number --
3. A text model and how to use it: Language and number (continued) --
4. Parallelism: cola and verses --
5. The strophe --
6. The stanza --
7. The poem as a whole --
8. In search of the correct division: The power of repetition --
9. Wisdom literature: The book of Job --
10. Love poetry: The Songs of Songs --
11. The reader's attitude: Productive questions and hints --
12. Guidelines for further reading: 150 and more poems, and their divisions.
Responsibility: J.P. Fokkelman ; translated by Ineke Smit.

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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  Read more...

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