By Pieter van der Lugt
This quantity offers with the rhetoric, the formal and thematic framework, of Psalms 90-150 (the Fourth and 5th ebook of the Psalter). it's the end of the Psalms venture all started with Psalms 1-41, OTS fifty three (2006) , and endured with Psalms 42-89, OTS fifty seven (2010). Formal and thematic units display that the psalms are composed of a constant trend of cantos (stanzas) and strophes. The formal units particularly contain quantitative stability at the point of the cantos when it comes to verselines, verbal repetitions, and (on the extent of the strophes) transition markers. The quantitative method of a psalm by way of verselines, cola and/or phrases often essentially discloses a focal message. this large examine is rounded off by means of an up to date creation to the canto layout of biblical poetry (including the e-book of task, Lamentations, the Songs of Songs, Deutero-Isaiah and different significant poems of the Hebrew Bible).
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Extra resources for Cantos and Strophes in Biblical Hebrew Poetry III: Psalms 90–150 and Psalm 1
Cf. further Pss. 16,11a (twdy‘ny ’rh. kmh twdy‘ny; last line of Canto I), 143,8c– 10 (the concluding canticle of Canto II; note the anaphora hwdy‘ny [‘let me know’, v. 8c] 17 24 chapter ii: fourth book of the psalter The central Canto II (vv. 7–12) has an uneven number of 7 verselines. And in terms of verselines, it has a concentric strophic structure: vv. 7–8. 2 verselines. The middle verseline of its central 3-line strophe is v. 10a–b. The pivotal position of this verseline is reinforced by a numerical aspect of the canto concerned (vv.
4–5). 2 O Lord, how great are your works (v. 6). A fool cannot understand this; ultimately, the evildoers shall be destroyed (vv. 7–8; metaphor of a plant). 2). 1 You are exalted, O Lord, for ever (v. 9); your enemies will surely be destroyed (v. 10; cf. vv. 7–8). You delivered me from my enemies (vv. 11–12; cf. vv. ). 2 The righteous will enjoy prosperity and dwell in God’s presence (vv. 13–14; metaphor of a plant, also v. 15 and cf. v. 8). In old age, they still praise the Lord (vv. 15–16). twb, v.
1 (vv. 1–4), while v. 4). This means that vv. 14 The following 3-line strophe, vv. 11–13, for the first time explicitly describes in which way God will rescue the faithful: He will charge his messengers to protect them (vv. 11–12) and the god-fearing himself will destroy all hostile forces (v. 13). To crown it all, the psalmist makes use of the literary form of an oracle to create emphasis and underline his message, vv. 14–16 (once again an unmarked quotation): I myself will rescue the faithful and provide him with my ‘salvation’ (yˇsw‘ty, v.
Cantos and Strophes in Biblical Hebrew Poetry III: Psalms 90–150 and Psalm 1 by Pieter van der Lugt