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Bibil Identifier bibil:206700
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Poetic Closure in Job: The First Cycle
Author Seow, C.L.
Journal Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Volume: 34, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Year (Second publication) 2010
Language English
Pages 433-446 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Inspired by Barbara Herrnstein Smith’s study of poetic closures, this article considers the artistry of closure in Biblical Hebrew poetry by focusing on a small sample—the seven poems that make up the first cycle of dialogue in Job (Job 3, 4—5, 6—7, 8, 9—10, 11, 12— 14). It is shown that the poems in this sample employ a full range of linguistic, thematic, and structural devices of closure, which, together with other poetic features, enhance the elegance of Joban poetry. It is hoped that this initial foray will encourage other studies of the poetry of closure in the rest of the book of Job, as well as other collections of Hebrew poems.
DOI 10.1177/0309089210372912
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 : Rhetorical Criticism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Synchronic Methods : Structural Analysis (Analyse structurelle)
Pericopes Job 3-14
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