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Classical Hebrew Poetry: A Guide to its Techniques
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Classical Hebrew Poetry: A Guide to its Techniques


JSOT Press 1986

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In spite of debatable issues, such as meter, 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, meter, 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.

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Key Features

  • Foreword by the author
  • Bibliographical references and indexes

Product Details

  • Title: Classical Hebrew Poetry: A Guide to its Techniques
  • Author: Wilfred G. E. Watson
  • Publisher: T & T Clark
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 496

About Wilfred G. E. Watson

Wilfred G. E. Watson teaches in the department of religious studies at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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