Category Archives: Hebrew Poetry

Psalm 119 – The Glory of God’s Word

One hundred and seventy-six verses! That makes this psalm the longest chapter in the Bible. But that is not all that is unique about this psalm. Psalm 119 is divided into 22 sections of eight verses each. Each of these … Continue reading

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Hebrew Poetry – Parallelism Form Part II

Parallelism in Psalms In the last post, we entered into the realm of Hebrew poetry, and specifically into parallelism. We learned about the two easiest forms, synthetic and antithetic,  and how to recognize them. This post furthers the investigation, delving … Continue reading

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Parallelism in Hebrew Poetry and the Psalms in Particular

Parallelism in Psalms In his book Reflections on the Psalms, C. S. Lewis gives a quick definition of parallelism as: “the practice of saying twice the same thing in different words”.[1] He has a way of being crisp and to … Continue reading

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