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The art of Biblical poetry

Robert Alter

The art of Biblical poetry

by Robert Alter

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Published by Basic Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biblical Hebrew poetry,
  • History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRobert Alter
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBS1405.2 .A48 1985
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 228 p. ;
    Number of Pages228
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24890458M
    ISBN 10046500430X
    LC Control Number85047550

    Beowulf is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful . The Art of Biblical Poetry, , Basic Books, ISBN The Literary Guide to the Bible Edited by Alter and Frank Kermode, , Harvard University Press, ISBN The Invention of Hebrew Prose: Modern Fiction and the Language Revolution, , University of Washington Press.

    Sep 07,  · Understanding how metaphors are used in the Bible is an essential tool for reading biblical poetry. Anytime someone describes one thing to . The Poetical Books. The books classed as poetical are Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, and Lamentations. The term "poetical" is not to be taken as implying fancifulness or unreality, but as relating to form only.

    The Art of Biblical Narrative. Revised and Updated. New York: Basic Books, pp. $ Many would suggest that the Bible is one of the greatest pieces of literature in history. Some would argue that in order for one to consider him or herself well-read, he must have a passable knowledge of the Bible from having read it. Poetry. vintage-memorabilia.com significance of studying biblical poetry lies largely in the amount of the Bible that is penned in poetic style. No doubt many readers will conjure images of the so-called poetic books in the Old Testament (Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon) upon hearing the term "biblical poetry.".


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Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - Cited by: Dec 20,  · Alter has the soul of a poet, the fine art of a writer, and the heart of a biblical adherent. He draws on the wisdom and knowledge of ancient, medieval and modern scholars.

He cites ancient versions of the Bible, Hebrew, Greek, Latin and Syriac, along with the most notable translations into English, principally the King's James Version/5(27). In contrast, The Art of Biblical Poetry helps you see how the unique (although highly 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 narrative/5.

Sep 06,  · In The Art of Biblical Poetry, his companion to the seminal The Art of Biblical Narrative, Alter takes his analysis beyond narrative craft to investigate the use of Hebrew poetry in the Bible.

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.

Dec 20,  · In The Art of Biblical Poetry, his companion to the seminal The Art of Biblical Narrative, Alter takes his analysis beyond narrative craft to investigate the use of Hebrew poetry in the Bible.

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/5(31).

In The Art of Biblical Poetry, his companion to the seminal The Art of Biblical Narrative, Alter takes his analysis beyond narrative craft to investigate the use of Hebrew poetry in the Bible. 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 vintage-memorabilia.com: Sep 06,  · In The Art of Biblical Poetry, his companion to the seminal The Art of Biblical Narrative, Alter takes his analysis beyond narrative craft to investigate the use of Hebrew poetry in the Bible.

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/5().

Renowned critic and translator Robert Alter's The Art of Biblical Narrative has radically expanded our view of the Bible by recasting it as a work of literary art deserving studied criticism. In this seminal work, Alter describes how the Hebrew Bible's many authors used innovative literary styles and devices such as parallelism, contrastive dialogue, and narrative tempo to tell one of the most revolutionary stories of Cited by: The World of Biblical Literature.

by Robert Alter. The Invention of Hebrew Prose. by Robert Alter. Canon and Creativity. by Robert Alter. The Book of Psalms. by Robert Alter. Popular Study Guides. May 10,  · 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.

Read more Read less click to open popover Special offers and product promotions5/5(6). The Art of Biblical Narrative is the best critical work I have read. It does more than just explain.

It teaches. It encourages. It makes the reader want to read the [Hebrew] Bible for the pure pleasure of practicing what has been learned, to discover the literary secrets of the Bible and to enjoy anew the art /5. The Art of Poetry may be used as an intensive 1-month study; teachers may also use two sections per month (or 2 weeks for each section), or even spread a few chapters over several years.

Elements of poems are explained in beginning lessons, with real poems used to illustrate the concepts; following are additional poems with questions vintage-memorabilia.com: The Art of Biblical Poetry (Second ed.). Basic Books. ISBN Alter, Robert (). The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary.

Norton & Company. ISBN Tod Linafelt, "Private Poetry and Public Rhetoric: Hearing and Overhearing David's Lament for Saul and Jonathan in 2 Samuel 1," in the Journal of. Sep 06,  · In The Art of Biblical Poetry, his companion to the seminal The Art of Biblical Narrative, Alter takes his analysis beyond narrative craft to investigate the use of Hebrew poetry in the Bible.5/5(1).

The author of The Art of Biblical Narrative provides a fresh interpretation of the poetry of the Old Testament and a lucid, original account of how biblical Free shipping over $ Buy a cheap copy of The Art of Biblical Poetry book by Robert Alter/5(4).

This volume explores the aesthetic dimensions of biblical poetry, offering close readings of poems across the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.

Composed of essays by fifteen leading scholars of biblical poetry, it offers creative and insightful close readings of poems from across the canon of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament (Psalms, wisdom poetry, Song of Songs, prophecy, and poetry in biblical.

Alter has the soul of a poet, the fine art of a writer, and the heart of a biblical adherent. He draws on the wisdom and knowledge of ancient, medieval and modern scholars.

He cites ancient versions of the Bible, Hebrew, Greek, Latin and Syriac, along with the most notable translations into English, /5. Search Tips. Phrase Searching You can use double quotes to search for a series of words in a particular order. For example, "World war II" (with quotes) will give more precise results than World war II (without quotes).

Wildcard Searching If you want to search for multiple variations of a word, you can substitute a special symbol (called a "wildcard") for one or more letters. Editions for The Art Of Biblical Poetry: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in Cited by: Books shelved as christian-poetry: Hymns on Paradise by Ephrem the Syrian, The Oxford Book of Christian Verse by Donald Davie, Paradise Lost by John Milt.

Sep 18,  · Alter is a scholar of literature who knows Hebrew well and wrote two books on the Bible for a general readership: The Art of Biblical Narrative and its more-or-less sequel, The Art of Biblical Poetry. His intent was to show how (some parts of) the Bible can be read as literature, a claim that is by no means universally accepted.Jun 25,  · The writing of the Poetry and Wisdom Books of the Bible spanned from the time of Abraham through the end of the Old Testament period.

Possibly the oldest of the books, Job is of unknown authorship. The Psalms have many different writers, King David being the most notable and others remaining anonymous.AoB makes it easy to sell your products online.

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