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Published by Hodder & Stoughton, George H. Doran company in New York .
Written in English


  • Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc,
  • Bible as literature

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Statementby Ferdinand S. Schenck.
The Physical Object
Paginationviii p. 1 leaf., 11-249 p. ;
Number of Pages249
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23323765M
LC Control Number15008131

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  Poetry and Wisdom Books of the Bible. Job - The book of Job confronts the problem of human suffering and the sovereignty of God. And while suffering is the chief theme of the book, no answer is given. However, in these pages, we learn what God expects from us during suffering. Job is the place to go in times of affliction.   Six books in the Christian Bible are known as books of poetry: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, and Lamentations. These books are almost entirely made up of poems, songs, and wise sayings that the ancient Jews (and the Christians who followed) used to make wise decisions and worship God. The book of oratory: a new collection of extracts in prose, poetry and dialogue, containing selections from distinguished American and English orators, divines, and poets by Pages:   Most of Job and portions of Ecclesiastes are poetic, while the prose narratives in the books of Genesis, Exodus, Numbers Deuteronomy, Judges and 1–2 Samuel contain substantial poetic sections. The prophetic books of Obadiah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah are composed completely in oracular prose [a combination of poetry and prose.

Introduction The previous survey of the first seventeen books (Law and History), Genesis through Nehemiah, covered the whole history of the Old Testament. All the remaining books, Poetical and Prophetical, fit somewhere into the history of those seventeen books. The next section to be covered, the Poetical, is a much smaller section consisting of five books—Job, Psalms, Proverbs. The poetry in the Psalms offers honest expressions to God as the psalmists encountered the realities of life. The Bible contains psalms, some short, some long. Consider reading a psalm a day to read through the entire book of Psalms twice throughout the year. Given the enormous implications of reading poetry in the Bible as poetry, it is essential that we pay attention to poetic elements when reading and teaching biblical texts and that we nurture the poetic sensitivi-ties we may already have. A good introductory guide is "Introduction to Hebrew Poetry," by Adele Berlin (The New Interpreter's Bible;.   History: Stories and epics from the Bible are included in this genre. Almost every book in the Bible contains some history, but Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel, 1 and 2 Kings, 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Acts are predominately history.

  Poetry. More of the Bible is written in poetry than most people imagine. In addition to the books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, and the Song of Solomon, a substantial portion of the prophetic literature (including most of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, and Micah, Nahum, and Zephaniah) is also poetic.   The alliance of music, poetry, and oratory by Anselm Bayly, , Garland Pub. edition, in English. The poetic books of the Bible include Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Songs of Solomon and follow the 17 historical books that comprise the first portion of the Old Testament.. These five books contain the poetry of the nation of Israel, providing the reader with important stories, poetry and wisdom.   2. Poetry. This is all of Psalms and sections of other books. The power of poetry comes through the use of vivid figurative language (“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.” Ps. ) Also, ideas are repeated, sometimes with the same words, other times with synonyms (synonymous parallelism).