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On Biblical Poetry

F.W. Dobbs-Allsopp


This book is a study that considers afresh the nature and way of biblical Hebrew poetry beyond its best known feature, parallelism, in a series of programmatic essays on major facets of biblical verse. Each chapter aspires to alter currently regnant conceptualizations and to show that attention to aspects of prosody—rhythm, lineation, and the like—allied with close reading can yield interesting, valuable, even pleasurable interpretations. The book’s general approach is guided on the one hand by a strong conviction that biblical poetry is in most respects just like any other verse tradition, so ... More

Keywords: parallelism, Biblical poetry, Hebrew, lineation, rhythm

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199766901
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766901.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

F.W. Dobbs-Allsopp, author
Associate Professor of Old Testament, Princeton Theological Seminary