Tag Archives: poetry

Psalm 23 in Early Modern Culture

On Monday’s class we’ll be considering one of the most famous poems in the Old Testament, Psalm 23.  Chances are, if you’ve heard of the Bible, you’ve heard of this poem.  For our class, we’ll read Psalm 23 as existing … Continue reading

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The Aesthetics of Biblical Poetry

The “Reading Biblical Poetry” essay in the back of the Jewish Study Bible goes to great lengths to describe the form and function of biblical Hebrew poetry.  The chapter appears to be a smattering of information about formal devices and technical … Continue reading

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Sample Roundup: Psalm 23 and Culture

In a couple of weeks, we’ll be reading one of the most famous poems from the Bible, the 23rd. Psalm.  As we approach that day, I wanted to take a look at what people have been saying recently about the … Continue reading

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The Servant Songs

Next week, on Wednesday, we’ll be reading some sections of II and III Isaiah.  In addition to the selections indicated, please read Harold Bloom on the Suffering Servant.  This is a section from his book, Jesus and Yahweh:  The Names Divine.  … Continue reading

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