Beyond Orality Biblical Poetry on its Own Terms

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Beyond Orality Biblical Poetry on its Own Terms
Jacqueline Vayntrub, "Beyond Orality: Biblical Poetry on its Own Terms "
English | ISBN: 1138235628 | 2019 | 252 pages | EPUB | 1031 KB
Central to understanding the prophecy and prayer of the Hebrew Bible are the unspoken assumptions that shaped them―their genres. Modern scholars describe these works as "poetry," but there was no corresponding ancient Hebrew term or concept. Scholars also typically assume it began as "oral literature," a concept based more in evolutionist assumptions than evidence. Is biblical poetry a purely modern fiction, or is there a more fundamental reason why its definition escapes us?

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