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Biblical Poetry
Old Testament Poetry
Dictionaries
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Poetry, Biblical
Poetry, Biblical. The OT contains all that we know of the poetry of Israel, and what we have occupies an important place in that literature. It was presumably well known throughout the ancient Near East, for its fame had spread even to Babylon (Ps 137:4). Much of the OT is poetic in spirit and structure
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Poetry, Biblical
POETRY, BIBLICAL Poetic language in Scripture.In the Old Testament The OT contains all that we know of the poetry of Israel, and what we have occupies an important place in that literature. It was presumably well known throughout the ancient Near East, for its fame had spread even to Babylon (Ps 137:3).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Poetry, Old Testament
POETRY, OLD TESTAMENT. Modern scholarship has shown that large sections of the Heb. Bible are poetic besides the three poetical books—Psalms, Proverbs, and Job—recognized by the Masoretes. Many scholars have studied Heb. versification in the past 200 years. These studies have been aided by extensive
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings
Ellipsis
ELLIPSISEllipsis involves constructions in which a grammatically required element is omitted, thus creating a structural hole or gap.1. Introduction2. Cross-linguistic Features of Verbal Ellipsis3. Distinctive Features of Verbal Ellipsis in Biblical Poetry4. Ellipsis in Poetry as Opposed to Prose
Meter
METEROver the past two centuries considerable conversation has arisen about the nature of or the existence of meter in biblical Hebrew poetry, so that, next to *parallelism, it has been the most actively discussed issue with regard to biblical poetics. The nature of the debate and conclusions proffered
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