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Bibil Identifier bibil:247953
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) On Biblical Poetry
Author Dobbs-Allsopp, F.W.
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 46636
Place 221.021
Publishing house Oxford University Press
Place Oxford et al.
ISBN 978-0-19-976690-1
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xxii Pages
575 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract This book is a study that considers afresh the nature and way of biblical Hebrew poetry beyond its best known feature, parallelism, in a series of programmatic essays on major facets of biblical verse. Each chapter aspires to alter currently regnant conceptualizations and to show that attention to aspects of prosody—rhythm, lineation, and the like—allied with close reading can yield interesting, valuable, even pleasurable interpretations. The book’s general approach is guided on the one hand by a strong conviction that biblical poetry is in most respects just like any other verse tradition, so biblical poems should be read and interpreted like other poems, with the same critical tools and the same kinds of guiding assumptions in place, and on the other hand by an equally firm belief that what distinguishes the verse of the Bible is its historicity and cultural specificity. The literary and the historical, then, are in view throughout.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Poetry
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures
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