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Bibil Identifier bibil:117169
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Geminate Ballast and Clustering: An Unrecognized Literary Feature in Ancient Semitic Poetry
Author Noegel, Scott
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 5, Issue: 8)
Year (Publication) 2004
Year (Copyright) 2004
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2004
Year (Reference) 2004
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 17 pages.
Abstract The device examined here appears to be employed in all strata of biblical Hebrew poetry, and its widespread usage in other Semitic texts shows that it was acquired in scribal circles along with other sophisticated compositional techniques. Its appearance in Akkadian suggests that the device may have originated in Mesopotamia and moved westward with cuneiform culture at an early date. However, regardless of its provenance, the evidence suggests that geminate ballast and clustering was yet another technique available to the ancient Semitic poet.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Hebrew : Themes : Morphology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Poetry
Pericopes Psalms 74,13-74,14
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