Psalms - Ingrid Shih REL 1310-31 7 October 2010 Psalms:...

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Ingrid Shih REL 1310-31 7 October 2010 Psalms: Israel’s Hymnbook Exam will cover: exodus until today’s lecture 5-10 questions from Sumney not including exodus Review sessions on Monday @ 5:30 and 6:30 in Tidwell 107 In moments of deepest turmoil, often personal, songs are often the escape and relief. “Just as I Am, Without One Plea”- Sing in Church, not sing at weddings (XD) Theology as Poetry 1. Head theology vs heart theology a. What we think and believe vs what we find out what we really believe during the times of crisis 2. Poetry as the first form of writing instead of prose 3. Theology Sung not Spoken: Psalms in biblical narratives a. Exod 15: 1-2 b. Judges 5:1-31 c. 1 Sam 2:1-10 d. Jonah 2:2-9 4. Poetic Devices in the Psalms a. Synonymous Parallelism- where you say the same concept twice ( ON TEST) i. Praise YHWH, all nations ii. Extol him, all you peoples! (Ps 117-:1) b. Antithetical Parallelism- you maybe introducing a paradox, contradiction, saying something opposite (ON TEST)
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