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RGB 3081S, Winter 2002 Hebrew Poetry: Psalms  Michael Kolarcik, Fri 9-11

L. ALONSO SCHÖKEL,  A Manual of Hebrew Poetics,  Subsidia Biblica 11, Rome: 1988.  BS 475.2 .S8 v. 11
R. ALTER, The Art of Biblical Poetry, New York: Basic Books, 1985.
E.R. FOLLIS, ed., Directions in Biblical Hebrew Poetry, JSOTSup 40, Sheffield: JSOT, 1997.
J .P. FOKKELMAN, Reading Biblical Poetry : an introductory guide, Louisville, KY: Westminster, John Knox Press, 2001.
S.E. GILLINGHAM, The Poems and Psalms of the Hebrew Bible, Oxford ; New York:
Oxford University Press, 1994.
D. GROSSBERG, Centripetal and Centrifugal Structures in Biblical Poetry, Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press, c1989.  BS 1445 .S6G76 1989
J. KRAŠOVEC, Antithetic Structure in Biblical Hebrew Poetry, Leiden : E.J. Brill, 1984.
J.L. KUGEL, The Idea of Biblical Poetry, Parallelism and Its History, New Haven: 1981. BS/1405.2/K83
D.E. ORTON, ed., Poetry In the Hebrew Bible : selected studies from Vetus Testamentum, Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2000.
W.G.E. WATSON,  Classical Hebrew Poetry,  JSOT SS 26, 1984.
W.G.E. WATSON, Traditional Techniques In Classical Hebrew Verse, JSOTSup 170, Sheffield: Sheffield Academic, 1994.
C. WESTERMANN, Praise and Lament in the Psalms, trans. K.R. Crim and R.N. Soulen, Atlanta: 1981.
D.N. Freedman, "Another Look at Biblical Hebrew Poetry," [Directions in Biblical Hebrew Poetry, JSOTSup 40, Sheffield: JSOT, 1997] pp. 11-28.

Poetic texts to be studied:


Laments:  22, 63, 130, 142, (79).
Penitential:  51.
Trust:   23, 27, (46).
Royal:   20, 110. Memorization of Ps 130 or 23

Covenant:  81, 89:1-35.
Praise:   30, 66, (92).
Hymns:  8, 29, 48, 117.  Memorization of Ps 117
Wisdom:  1, 2, (139).

Exodus 15: 1-21, The Song of Moses

Course Information:

Mid-term examination: March 1st (Friday after reading week) memorization of Ps 130 or 23
Final examination:  April 19th (Friday of exam week) memorization of Ps 117 and previous Psalm from first part of the term, 23 or 130.

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