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By Pieter van der Lugt

ISBN-10: 9004182004

ISBN-13: 9789004182004

This quantity bargains with the poetic framework and fabric content material of the second one and 3rd Books of the Psalter (Psalms 42-72 and 73-89). it's a continuation of the Psalms undertaking all started in OTS fifty three (2006).
Formal and thematic units show that the psalms are composed of a constant trend of cantos (stanzas) and strophes. The formal units contain quantitative stability at the point of cantos when it comes to the variety of verselines, verbal repetitions and transition markers. A quantitative structural technique additionally is helping to spot the focal message of the poems. Introductions to the layout of biblical poetry and the rhetorical centre of the psalms finish this large examine. The 3rd quantity, facing the Fourth and 5th Books of the Psalter (Psalms 90-106 and 107-151), is in practise.

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This quantity bargains with the poetic framework and fabric content material of the second one and 3rd Books of the Psalter (Psalms 42-72 and 73-89). it's a continuation of the Psalms undertaking all started in OTS fifty three (2006).
Formal and thematic units reveal that the psalms are composed of a constant trend of cantos (stanzas) and strophes. The formal units contain quantitative stability at the point of cantos by way of the variety of verselines, verbal repetitions and transition markers. A quantitative structural method additionally is helping to spot the focal message of the poems. Introductions to the layout of biblical poetry and the rhetorical centre of the psalms finish this large learn. The 3rd quantity, facing the Fourth and 5th Books of the Psalter (Psalms 90-106 and 107-151), is in practise.

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3a z’t, v. 18a h- interrogative, v. 22a z’t, v. 2 ’p, v. 10a hw’, v. 1 qdm, v. 2d hw’, v. 5a kl hywm, v. 9a ‘wlm, v. 9b 26 chapter ii: second book of the psalter slh, v. 9b lm‘n, v. 2 ’th, v. 3 Contrary indications kl hywm, v. 16a kl hywm, v. 23a imperative: ‘wrh, v. 24a vocative: ’dny, v. 1 lmh, v. 25a; ext. // lmh in v. 24a imperative: qwmh, v. 27a imperative: pdnw, v. h, v. 24b ’l prohibitive, v. , v. 24b Verbal repetitions in strophic perspective Within the strophes vv. 3–5: ’th, vv. 5a! (inclusion; exactly linear) ydk/ymynk, vv.

397–98), who is now followed by Rom-Shiloni (2008, pp. 6 above. 10 About such concluding cantos, see CAS I, Ch. 2 (note pp. 516–17). 2 psalm 44 33 2–9 an ‘inner chiastic structure’ in which v. 6 is the centre. According to Girard, vv. 6 and Fokkelman (MPHB III, p. 66). Weber discerns in vv. 2c–9 a concentric pattern in which v. 5 is the pivotal line (cf. Terrien). In my view, however, vv. 2. Additionally, both strophes conclude with a hymn, vv. 11 The hymn in v. 9a praises God in third person, while all preceding (and following) verses are explicitly addressed to him.

2 psalm 44 35 the psalmist most explicitly praises God for earlier deliverances (vv. 8–9), brings the idea of God’s afflictions to its logical conclusion (vv. 16–17) and, finally, for the first time appeals for God’s help (vv. 24–25). Moreover, the divine title ’dny occurs only in vv. 24–25. The pivotal verselines of the central Canto III, vv. 13–14, form another focal point. 19 There is a conspicuous relationship between Psalm 44 and the preceding composition, Psalms 42–43. In the first place, the rhetorical development in both poems is very similar and embedded in their canto structure.

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