Item description for Cantos And Strophes in Biblical Hebrew Poetry: With Special Reference to the First Book of the Psalter (Oudtestamentische Studien) by P. Lugt...
This volume deals with the poetic framework and material content of the book of Psalms. The rhetorical analyses of Psalms 1-41 are preceded by a broad survey of the history of strophic investigation into Hebrew poetry, starting from the beginning of the nineteenth century. 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. An introduction to the design of biblical poetry, describing the fundamentals that determine the macrostructure of individual compositions, concludes this massive study.
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Studio: Brill Academic Pub
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.58" Width: 6.74" Height: 1.68" Weight: 2.68 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2005
Publisher Brill Academic Pub
ISBN 9004148396 ISBN13 9789004148390
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More About P. Lugt
Pieter van der Lugt, D.D. (1980) in Theology, University of Kampen, the Netherlands. His publications deal with the formal aspects of Hebrew poetry and include "Rhetorical Criticism and the Poetry of the Book of Job" (Brill, 1995).