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Biblical poetry and the art of close reading / edited by J. Blake Couey, Elaine T. James.

Contributor(s): Couey, J. Blake [editor.] | James, Elaine T, 1980- [editor.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: xiii, 313 pages : 1 illustration ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781107156203; 1107156203.Subject(s): Bible. Old Testament -- Language, style | Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Hebrew poetry, Biblical -- History and criticismDDC classification: 221.6/6
Contents:
Words that devour : discursive praxes and structural strategies in Psalm 50 / Carolyn J. Sharp -- "Silence is praise" : art and knowledge in Psalm 65 / Elaine T. James -- The glory of creation in Psalm 104 / Robert Alter -- Bildad lectures Job : a close reading of Job 8 / Edward L. Greenstein -- Poetry as pedagogy in Proverbs 5 / Anne W. Stewart -- The unity and futility of poetry in Qohelet / Simeon Chavel -- Structure, sound, and sense : a close reading of chapter one of the Song of Songs / Tod Linafelt -- How is a love poem (Song 4:1-7) like the beloved? The importance of emotion in reading biblical poetry / Sarah Zhang -- Isaiah's love song : a reading of Isaiah 5:1-7 / F.W. Dobbs-Allsopp -- Poetry, language, and statecraft in Isaiah 18 / J. Blake Couey -- The servant in poetic juxtaposition in Isaiah 49:1-13 / Katie M. Heffelfinger -- "It is a lamentation--it has become a lamentation!" : subverting genre in Ezekiel 19 / Sean Burt -- The enduring day of wrath : Zephaniah 1, the Sibylline Oracles, and the Dies Irae / Julia M. O'Brien -- YHWH's poesie : the Gnadenformel (Exodus 34:6b-7), the book of Exodus, and beyond / Brent A. Strawn -- The decipherment of sorrow : David's lament in 2 Samuel 1:17-27 / Steven Weitzman.
Summary: "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 narrative). The essays build on recent advances in our understanding of biblical poetry and engage a variety of theoretical perspectives and current trends in the study of literature. They demonstrate the rewards of careful attention to textual detail, and they provide models of the practice of close reading for students, scholars, and general readers. They also highlight the rich aesthetic value of the biblical poetic corpus and offer reflection on the nature of poetry itself as a meaningful and enduring form of art"--
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-292) and indexes.

Words that devour : discursive praxes and structural strategies in Psalm 50 / Carolyn J. Sharp -- "Silence is praise" : art and knowledge in Psalm 65 / Elaine T. James -- The glory of creation in Psalm 104 / Robert Alter -- Bildad lectures Job : a close reading of Job 8 / Edward L. Greenstein -- Poetry as pedagogy in Proverbs 5 / Anne W. Stewart -- The unity and futility of poetry in Qohelet / Simeon Chavel -- Structure, sound, and sense : a close reading of chapter one of the Song of Songs / Tod Linafelt -- How is a love poem (Song 4:1-7) like the beloved? The importance of emotion in reading biblical poetry / Sarah Zhang -- Isaiah's love song : a reading of Isaiah 5:1-7 / F.W. Dobbs-Allsopp -- Poetry, language, and statecraft in Isaiah 18 / J. Blake Couey -- The servant in poetic juxtaposition in Isaiah 49:1-13 / Katie M. Heffelfinger -- "It is a lamentation--it has become a lamentation!" : subverting genre in Ezekiel 19 / Sean Burt -- The enduring day of wrath : Zephaniah 1, the Sibylline Oracles, and the Dies Irae / Julia M. O'Brien -- YHWH's poesie : the Gnadenformel (Exodus 34:6b-7), the book of Exodus, and beyond / Brent A. Strawn -- The decipherment of sorrow : David's lament in 2 Samuel 1:17-27 / Steven Weitzman.

"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 narrative). The essays build on recent advances in our understanding of biblical poetry and engage a variety of theoretical perspectives and current trends in the study of literature. They demonstrate the rewards of careful attention to textual detail, and they provide models of the practice of close reading for students, scholars, and general readers. They also highlight the rich aesthetic value of the biblical poetic corpus and offer reflection on the nature of poetry itself as a meaningful and enduring form of art"--

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