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Cantos and Strophes in Biblical Hebrew Poetry, with Special Reference to the First Book of the Psalter (Pieter van der Lugt) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2006) 9789004148390
Cantos and Strophes in Biblical Hebrew Poetry, with Special Reference to the First Book of the Psalter (Pieter van der Lugt) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2006) 9789004148390
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Title: Cantos and Strophes in Biblical Hebrew Poetry, with Special Reference to the First Book of the Psalter

Author: van der Lugt, Pieter

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2006

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004148390

Volumes: 1; Pages: xviii, 582

List Price in Cloth: $323.00 Our price: $275.99

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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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