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Many are Saying : The Function of Direct Discourse in the Hebrew Psalter - Jacobson Rolf

Many are Saying

The Function of Direct Discourse in the Hebrew Psalter


Published: 1st April 2004
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In recent years, Old Testament scholars have come to see that the aesthetic and rhetorical richness of Hebrew poetry goes far beyond simple synonymous, antithetic, and synthetic parallelism. One aspect that has yet to receive sustained treatment is the poetic device known as direct discourse or quotation-the direct citation of a person's speech. Rolf A. Jacobson remedies this lack and makes a significant contribution to Old Testament studies by offering a sustained investigation into the function of direct discourse in the Hebrew Psalter. This leads to a greater understanding both of direct discourse and also of those psalms in which this poetic device occurs.

Review International Review of Biblical Studies, vol 51 2004/05 "This book would be quite useful as a reference for rhetorical study of the Psalms, as well as of other texts that employ DD." The Bible and Critical Theory, Vol.1 No. 3, 2005

Theoretical considerationsp. 5
'They whet their tongues like swords' : the function of enemy quotationsp. 27
'As for me, I said' : the function of self quotationsp. 60
'The lord has sworn' : the function of God quotationsp. 82
'Let Israel say' : the function of the community quotationsp. 131
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ISBN: 9780567081933
ISBN-10: 0567081931
Series: Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement S.
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 178
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1