Hebrew Bible 21 - Hebrew Bible Lecture 21 For Friday:...

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Hebrew Bible Lecture 21 For Friday: Jeremiah in Wards book, ch.1 and 2. Psalms: try to break them up into categories. Check out Psalm 24 and 132. Poetry: the whole book of Psalms is poetry. Types of Psalms or types of prayers that show up in book of Psalms. What might we learn from the literary classifications of these poems and when and where they would have been recited. Poetry usually marked as poetry because it has a certain meter (in Western culture). It is based on stressed syllables, 5 sets of syllables, 1 stress, 1 unstress. In some countries it is based on long vowels and short vowels (Greek). Same is true for Medieval Arabic poetry. Ancient Hebrew poetry did not have a regular meter, and did not have rhyme. The main idea (also applicable to Canaan and Babylonia) each line has two or four parts, and there is some parallel between or among the poetic lines. You say something and then say it again with often some variation. i.e. ABC, A’BC, or ABC, A’B’C’. Parallelism
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2010 for the course RELIGION 220 taught by Professor Sarbacker during the Winter '08 term at Northwestern.

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