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Hebrew Verse Structure

Michael Patrick O'Connor

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$69.50 | Hardcover Edition
ISBN: 978-0-931464-02-7

680 pages
6" × 9"
1997

Hebrew Verse Structure

Michael Patrick O'Connor

In this extensive and eclectic reconsideration of classical Hebrew poetics, O’Connor evaluates the assumptions that have guided scholars for more than two hundred years. The result is “a great leap forward in the analysis and interpretation of early Hebrew poetry.” (David Noel Freedman)

 

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In this extensive and eclectic reconsideration of classical Hebrew poetics, O’Connor evaluates the assumptions that have guided scholars for more than two hundred years. The result is “a great leap forward in the analysis and interpretation of early Hebrew poetry.” (David Noel Freedman)

PART I: OVERVIEW

CHAPTER ONE: HEBREW VERSE STRUCTURE

1.0 Introduction

1.1 Assumptions and axioms

1.2 New evidence for the description of Hebrew verse

1.3 Previous descriptions of Hebrew verse

1.4 The constriction of Hebrew verse

1.5 The tropes of Hebrew verse

1.6 The structure, system, and texture of Hebrew verse

1.7 The fine structure of Hebrew verse

1.8 The plan of the essay

CHAPTER TWO: THE TEXTS

2.0 Introduction

2.1 Genesis 49. The Testament of Jacob

2.2 Exodus 15. The Song at the Sea

2.3 Numbers 23-24. The Oracles of Balaam

2.4 Deuteronomy 32. The Song of Moses

2.5 Deuteronomy 33. The Testament of Moses

2.6 Judges 5. The Song of Deborah

2.7 2 Samuel 1. The Lament of David

2.8 Habaqquq 3. The Psalm of Habaqquq

2.9 Zephaniah 1

2.10 Zephaniah 2

2.11 Zephaniah 3

2.12 Psalm 78

2.13 Psalm 106

2.14 Psalm 107

PART II: FINE STRUCTURE

CHAPTER THREE: THE SHAPE AND STRUCTURE OF THE LINE

3.0 Introduction

3.1 The parts of speech

3.2 Grammatical analysis

3.3 Single clause predicated lines of two or three constituents

3.4 Other predicated lines

3.5 Nominal lines

CHAPTER FOUR: THE WORD-LEVEL TROPE OF REPETITION

4.0 Introduction

4.1 Simple repetition

4.2 Buried simple repetition and the figura etymologica

4.3 Non-local repetition on common ground

4.4 Non-local repetition without common ground

4.5 Juxtapositions

4.6 Summary

CHAPTER FIVE: THE WORD-LEVEL TROPES OF COLORATION: BINOMINATION, COORDINATION AND COMBINATION

5.0 Introduction

5.1 Binomination

5.2 Coordination

5.3 Combination

5.3 1 Construct combination

5.4 Burial

5.5 Summary

CHAPTER SIX: THE LINE-LEVEL TROPE OF MATCHING

6.0 Introduction

6.1 Two line matches

6.2 Three line matches

6.3 Four line matches

6.4 Longer matches

6.5 Summary

CHAPTER SEVEN: THE LINE-LEVEL TROPE OF GAPPING AND RELATED PHENOMENA

7.0 Introduction

7.1 Verb gapping

7.2 Gapping of other constituents

7.3 Particle gapping

7.4 Summary

CHAPTER EIGHT: THE SUPRALINEAR-LEVEL TROPE OF SYNTACTIC DEPENDENCY

8.0 Introduction

8.1 Quotative passages

8.2 Passages with verbal clause cores

8.3 Passages with verbless clause cores

8.4 Independent noun phrases

8.5 Summary

CHAPTER NINE: THE SUPRALINEAR-LEVEL TROPE OF MIXING

9.0 Introduction

9.1 Clause mixing

9.2 Phrase mixing

9.3 Summary

PART III: GROSS STRUCTURE

CHAPTER TEN: AN OVERVIEW

10.0 Introduction

10.1 Poems with plain articulations

10.2 Poems with burdens

10.3 Other individual poems

10.4 The Book of Zephaniah

10.5 Summary

APPENDIX: THE TEXTS

Genesis 49. The Testament of Jacob

Exodus 15. The Song at the Sea

Numbers 23-24. The Oracles of Balaam

Deuteronomy 32. The Song of Moses

Deuteronomy 33. The Testament of Moses

Judges 5. The Song of Deborah

2 Samuel 1. The Lament of David

Habaqquq 3. The Psalm of Habaqquq

Zephaniah 1

Zephaniah 2

Zephaniah 3

Psalm 78

Psalm 106

Psalm 107

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEXES

Subject Index

Author Index

Scripture Index

Word Index

Hebrew

Phoenician

Ugaritic

Arabic

Errata to the First Printing

The Contours of Biblical Hebrew Verse: An Afterword to Hebrew Verse Structure

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