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The Ugaritic Texts and the Origins of West-Semitic Literary Composition

Dennis Pardee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264928
eISBN:
9780191754104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264928.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The discovery and decryption of Ugaritic cuneiform tablets in the 1920s has given scholars an insight into the development of alphabetic writing and the origins of biblical poetry. This book, based ... More


Lowth, Michaelis, and the Invention of Biblical Poetry

Michael C. Legaspi

in The Death of Scripture and the Rise of Biblical Studies

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394351
eISBN:
9780199777211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394351.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter marks the importance of aesthetics in Michaelis’s recovery of a classical Israel. Building on the work of English critic Robert Lowth, Michaelis argued that the psalms and prophecies of ... More


“Verse, Properly So Called”: The Line in Biblical Poetry

F. W. Dobbs-Allsopp

in On Biblical Poetry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199766901
eISBN:
9780190240141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766901.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The chapter focalizes the issue of the poetic line in biblical poetry. In particular, attention is dedicated, one, to issues of discernment—what are the kinds of evidences that positively show the ... More


An Informing Orality: Biblical Poetic Style

F. W. Dobbs-Allsopp

in On Biblical Poetry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199766901
eISBN:
9780190240141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766901.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The last decade or so has seen a marked upsurge in biblical scholars’ interest in a host of questions about orality, literacy, and textuality in ancient Israel and Judea, though this discussion has ... More


The Free Rhythms of Biblical Hebrew Poetry

F. W. Dobbs-Allsopp

in On Biblical Poetry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199766901
eISBN:
9780190240141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766901.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Until quite recently the search for the meter presumed to underlie and inform the poetry of the Bible has been a constant preoccupation of scholars. However, the simple fact is that biblical verse is ... More


The Idea of Lyric Poetry in the Bible

F. W. Dobbs-Allsopp

in On Biblical Poetry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199766901
eISBN:
9780190240141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766901.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Lyric poetry is a paradigmatic form of both oral and written verbal art, widely attested crossculturally and throughout history. The idea of lyric poetry in the Bible is not new, and yet sustained ... More


Ireland

Brian Murdoch

in The Apocryphal Adam and Eve in Medieval Europe: Vernacular Translations and Adaptations of the Vita Adae et Evae

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199564149
eISBN:
9780191721328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564149.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

The oldest vernacular adaptation of the Vita Adae is that in the 10th-century Irish poem Saltair na Rann, which is based on a recently discovered version of the Latin text known from two manuscripts ... More


On Biblical Poetry

F.W. Dobbs-Allsopp

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199766901
eISBN:
9780190240141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766901.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book is a study that considers afresh the nature and way of biblical Hebrew poetry beyond its best known feature, parallelism, in a series of programmatic essays on major facets of biblical ... More


Introduction: “The Most Perfect Model of the Prophetic Poetry”

J. Blake Couey

in Reading the Poetry of First Isaiah: The Most Perfect Model of the Prophetic Poetry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198743552
eISBN:
9780191803185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743552.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Because form and meaning are inseparable in poetry, interpreters of First Isaiah should attend to matters of poetic style in these texts. Commentaries on Isaiah by Robert Lowth (1778) and George ... More


Introduction: Biblical Poetry beyond Parallelism

F. W. Dobbs-Allsopp

in On Biblical Poetry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199766901
eISBN:
9780190240141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766901.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

A brief introduction to the volume as a whole that situates itself explicitly in terms of Robert Lowth’s field-founding Lectures on the Sacred Poetry of the Hebrews and makes a bid to reclaim the ... More


Reading the Poetry of First Isaiah: The Most Perfect Model of the Prophetic Poetry

J. Blake Couey

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198743552
eISBN:
9780191803185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743552.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This volume offers a literary and historical study of the prophetic poetry of First Isaiah, an underappreciated but highly sophisticated collection of poems in the Hebrew Bible. Informed by recent ... More


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