The Hebrew Bible contains national laments. The most famous communal lament is the book of Lamentations. Tradition often connects this collection of poems with the prophet Jeremiah. This collection consists of five chapters. Four chapters of Lamentations are acrostic poems. That is to say they use the alphabet as a structural element. The Hebrew alphabet [...]
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I have a friend who a Milton scholar Gardner Campbell. I wonder how he puts poetry, prose and narrative together. I thought of him as a read Adele Berlinâ€™s Dynamics of Biblical Parallelism. The question is the role of parallelism in defining poetry. Here she brings into the conversation James Kugelâ€™s work the Idea of [...]
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The idea of collaboration as a part of a blog is a idea that takes more of my attention.Shareaholic is button that all students should use for their web browsing.
Parallelism Poetry and the Jazz of Dizzy Gillespie Robert Lowth set the stage for the continuing conversation on Hebrew poetry with his Lectures on the Sacred Poetry of the Hebrews published in 1753. By 1778 in his work of Isaiah Lowth further defined his understanding of the special structure of Hebrew poetry as parallelism. Three [...]
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The way we read has changed in two fundamental ways. The historicist hermeneutic posited the text as an object. A post-historicist hermeneutic treats the text as a subject that the reader enters a type of relationship. The readerâ€™s perspective now plays a more significant role. Hence the particulars of the readerâ€™s life looms more on [...]
The next several posts will be my attempt to debrief the Summer Faculty Institute at Baylor. Daily brief sessions became the watchword of the Baylor Summer Faculty Institute (SFI). Todayâ€™s Summer Faculty institute began as the Teaching Institute. How do you balance teaching with the rigors of publishing for tenure? You don’t it is all [...]