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Author Lugt, Pieter van der (Biblical scholar)

Title Cantos and strophes in biblical Hebrew poetry II : Psalms 42-89 / by Pieter van der Lugt
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 566 pages)
Series Oudtestamentische studiën = Old Testament studies ; v. 57
Oudtestamentische studiën ; d. 57
Contents Methodology -- The second book of the Psalter : Psalm 42-72 -- The third book of the Psalter : Psalm 73-89 -- The Canto design of Hebrew poetry in terms of verselines -- Systematic observations : the mathematical centre and its meaning, or the quest for the rhetorical centre
Summary This volume deals with the poetic framework and material content of the Second and Third Books of the Psalter (Psalms 42-72 and 73-89). It is a continuation of the Psalms Project started in OTS 53 (2006). Formal and thematic devices demonstrate that the psalms are composed of a consistent pattern of cantos (stanzas) and strophes. The formal devices include quantitative balance on the level of cantos in terms of the number of verselines, verbal repetitions and transition markers. A quantitative structural approach also helps to identify the focal message of the poems. Introductions to the desig
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 561-566) and index
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Subject Bible. Psalms -- Language, style.
Bible. Psalms, XLII-LXXXIX -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Hebrew language -- Metrics and rhythmics.
Hebrew poetry, Biblical -- History and criticism.
Rhetoric in the Bible.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1282952366
9004182330 (electronic bk.)
9789004182332 (electronic bk.)