The majority scholarly opinion has been that these acrostics are deficient poetically and artistically due to the writers'/editors' preoccupation with the alphabetic pattern. In contrast to this view, the working hypothesis of this dissertation is that the alphabetic acrostic pattern contributes to, rather than detracts from, the poetic artistry of these psalms.... are not self- sufficient . . . And yet, as the psalmist demonstrates, it is the self- sufficient predators of this world who would lack, while the God-fearing would have all their needs metaquot; (280). the following phrases: aquot;in my mouthaquot; (^Dl , v. 2b); 124.
|Title||:||A Word Fitly Spoken: Poetic Artistry in the First Four Acrostics of the Hebrew Psalter|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2005|