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Analysing Old Testament poetry: Basic issues in contemporary exegesis

G. T. M. Prinsloo
Verbum et Ecclesia | Skrif en Kerk: Vol 12, No 1 | a1030 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v12i1.1030 | © 1991 G. T. M. Prinsloo | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 18 July 1991 | Published: 18 July 1991

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G. T. M. Prinsloo,, South Africa

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The wealth of publications on matters relating to Old Testament poetry is witness to the fact that this subject has become a focal point in Old Testament studies. In this paper, an overview of contemporary publications is given. The basic issues, both on the level of poetic theory and practical application, are pointed out. A tendency towards a comprehensive literary approach is definitely present and should be encouraged. Only when a poem is analysed on all levels and by all means, will the richness of its meaning be appreciated.


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