Understanding of biblical poetry---as with any type---is greatly enhanced by an earnest structural analysis. Berlin's in-depth yet accessible study examines parallelism, the chief rhetorical device of Hebrew verse. Her sensitive linguistic lens looks at the forces that provide remarkable amplification to this ancient genre and lend the Old Testament such unique powers of communication. 200 Pages. Softcover from Eerdmans.
Adele Berlin is Robert H. Smith Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Maryland.
Understanding of biblical poetry is enhanced by the study of its structure. In this book Adele Berlin analyzes parallelism, a major feature of Hebrew poetry, from a linguistic perspective. This new edition of Berlin??'s study features an additional chapter, ?The Range of Biblical Metaphors in Smikhut, ? by late Russian linguist Lida Knorina. Berlin calls this addition ?innovative and instructive to those who value the linguistic analysis of poetry.? It is a fitting coda to Berlin's adept analysis.
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