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Bibil Identifier bibil:203631
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Poetic Line Structure in Qoheleth 3:1
Author Linafelt, Tod
Author Dobbs-Allsopp, F.W.
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 60, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Year (Second publication) 2010
Language English
Pages 249-259 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In this note we argue for understanding Qoh 3:1 as verse (the opening to the poem that follows in 3:2-8) and consider possible lineation options, proposing in the process a new way of understanding its structure as a couplet. With only limited and erratic early manuscript evidence for lineation and no explicit, contemporary comment on this topic, the line structure of biblical Hebrew poems will always be in need of (re)construction. The exercise undertaken here exemplifies the kind of (re)constructive endeavor we believe necessary for thinking seriously about line structure in biblical verse.
DOI 10.1163/156853310X489089
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Poetry
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Synchronic Methods : Structural Analysis (Analyse structurelle)
Pericopes Ecclesiastes 3,1
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