Classical Hebrew Poetry: A Guide to Its Techniques (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series)

Classical Hebrew Poetry: A Guide to Its Techniques (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series) by Wilfred G. E. Watson epub pdf fb2

Title: Classical Hebrew Poetry: A Guide to Its Techniques (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series)
Author: Wilfred G. E. Watson
ISBN10: 0905774574
ISBN13: 978-0905774572
Publisher: Sheffield Academic Pr (March 1, 1985)
Language: English
Subcategory: History & Criticism
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Pages: 455 pages
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Classical Hebrew Poetry: A Guide to Its Techniques (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series) by Wilfred G. E. Watson


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In spite of debatable issues, such as metre, we now know enough about classical Hebrew poetry to be able to understand how it was composed. This large-scale manual, rich in detail, exegesis and bibliography, provides guidelines for the analysis and appreciation of Hebrew verse. Topics include oral poetry, metre, parallelism and forms of the strophe and stanza. Sound patterns and imagery are also discussed. A lengthy chapter sets out a whole range of other poetic devices and the book closes with a set of worked examples of Hebrew poetry. Throughout, other ancient Semitic verse has been used for comparison and the principles of modern literary criticism have been applied.