Innovations in Hebrew Poetry

Innovations in Hebrew Poetry

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Although scholars point to similarities between Sirach and the book of Proverbs and sometimes characterize Ben Sira's relationship to biblical poetry as one of imitation (often unsuccessful imitation), this study considers the innovative and unique aspects of Sirach poetry, especially its use of parallelism, and demonstrates that Ben Sira does not rely exclusively on Proverbs or any other biblical book as a model. qInnovations in Hebrew Poetryq provides detailed readings and philological analysis for the nine poems in the Masada scroll, and general observations on many other Sirach and biblical poems complement the analysis. Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature ( noted by Pardee, the acrostic structure liberated the poet from the usual poetic constrictions.26 Psalm 23 also exhibits fewer parallels in regular ... semantic parallelism under the narrow rubric of Pardee (Cotter, Study ofJob 4a€“5, 138a€“52).

Title:Innovations in Hebrew Poetry
Author:Eric D. Reymond
Publisher:BRILL - 2004-01-01


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