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Colometry in Ugaritic and biblical poetry introduction, illustrations, and topical bibliography by Oswald Loretz

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Published by CIS-Verlag in Altenberge .
Written in English

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StatementOswald Loretz, Ingo Kottsieper.
SeriesUgaritisch-biblische Literatur ;, 5
ContributionsKottsieper, Ingo.
LC ClassificationsMLCS 91/13017 (B)
The Physical Object
Pagination166 p. ;
Number of Pages166
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2110893M
ISBN 103887330749
LC Control Number88164123

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On Biblical Poetry takes a fresh look at the nature of biblical Hebrew poetry beyond its currently best-known feature, parallelism. F.W. Dobbs-Allsopp argues that biblical poetry is in most respects just like any other verse tradition, and therefore biblical poems should be read and interpreted like other poems, using the same critical tools and with the same kinds of guiding assumptions in place. Updated with a new preface, myriad revisions, and passages from Alter's own critically acclaimed biblical translations, The Art of Biblical Poetry is an indispensable tool for understanding the Bible and its poetry. The Amazon Book Review Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now. Enter your mobile number or email Cited by: What's Ugaritic Got to Do with Anything? Dr. Michael S. Heiser, Academic Editor, Logos Bible Software. We recently placed what is, as far as we know, the first electronic digital library for the study of the Ugaritic language and its literature on our pre-Pub page.. Ugaritic, the language of ancient Ugarit (in modern Syria), isn’t something that most people think about when it comes to Bible. James Kugel's theory that it is not possible to distinguish Hebrew prose from Hebrew poetry is widely accepted by biblical scholars. false A primary difference between biblical and Ugaritic poetry is that biblical poetry alludes to stories already known rather than tell them through narrative verse and dialogue, while Ugaritic poetry told long.

This book holds a deservedly classic position in both literary studies and Bible studies. It's not as epochal a contribution as Alter's companion volume, The Art of Biblical Narrative, which truly trains you to see the Bible in new ways, counterposing literary forms to the plain meaning of the text to help you see different ethical and psychological points that change the entire meaning of the /5. More than five hundred years before the Odyssey and the Iliad, before the biblical books of Genesis or Job, masters of the epic lived and wrote on the Mediterranean coast. The Ugaritic tablets left behind by these master scribes and poets were excavated in the second quarter of the twentieth century from the region of modern Syria and Lebanon and are brought to life here in contemporary. If you've never heard of the Ugaritic Texts and their relationship with the Bible, this book is a great place to start your research. The author touches upon only a few Bible verses, but he thoroughly explains them in light of the Ugaritic Texts and Canaanite cultures, which really enlightens the reader on the Bible's background culture and language/5(5). ROBERT ALTER ON BIBLICAL POETRY: A REVIEW ESSAY Edward L. Greenstein The Jewish Theological Seminary of America The Art of Biblical Poetry. By Robert Alter. Pp. xii + New York: Basic Books, Cloth. $ The modern study of biblical poetry has concentrated on analyzing and seeking to design a system to describe the forms of verse in.

HEBREW the Semites in general were people of some musical ability, and that the Hebrews in particular fostered the cultural pursuits of music and poetry, will be apparent when it is realized that one-third of the Heb. Bible was actually composed in poetic form.   I enjoyed this book much more than I was expecting to. While Alter's book on biblical poetry has some important criticism of Kugel, reading Kugel was far more enlightening to me. Kugel has correctly discerned the essence of parallelism as a progression from A to B in a "what is more" fashion, instead of focusing on rhyme or meter/5. The book of Ecclesiastes contains several discrete poems (e.g., Ecclesiastes –8), and the dialogues in the book of Job are in the form of poetry. Moreover, poetry is a vital aspect in how these books communicate their wisdom. describe significance of Ugaritic tablets to the study of the Bible, particularly Hebrew poetry Ugarit is the language spoken at ancient Ugarit, which is now modern Syria; very similar to Hebrew -rare Hebrew words are more common in Ugaritic; the poetry is similar to Hebrew poetry, and Ugaritic poetry helps us understand the polytheistic world.