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Analysing Old Testament poetry: Basic issues in contemporary exegesis

G. T. M. Prinsloo

Verbum et Ecclesia; Skrif en Kerk: Vol 12, No 1 (1991), 64-74. doi: 10.4102/ve.v12i1.1030

Submitted: 18 July 1991
Published:  18 July 1991

Abstract

The wealth of publications on matters relating to Old Testament poetry is witness to the fact that this subject has become a focal point in Old Testament studies. In this paper, an overview of contemporary publications is given. The basic issues, both on the level of poetic theory and practical application, are pointed out. A tendency towards a comprehensive literary approach is definitely present and should be encouraged. Only when a poem is analysed on all levels and by all means, will the richness of its meaning be appreciated.

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