The majority scholarly opinion has been that these acrostics are deficient poetically and artistically due to the writers'/editors' preoccupation with the alphabetic pattern. In contrast to this view, the working hypothesis of this dissertation is that the alphabetic acrostic pattern contributes to, rather than detracts from, the poetic artistry of these psalms.This sound play between two roots/terms that could not be further apart semantically a aquot;to keep, guardaquot; versus aquot;to shatter, breakaquot; respectively a is yet ... 20 is the 3 line in this alphabetic acrostic poem. ... 20 is additionally interesting in light of Hansona#39;s observations regarding the abundance of aquot;O phrasesaquot; in this psalm.
|Title||:||A Word Fitly Spoken: Poetic Artistry in the First Four Acrostics of the Hebrew Psalter|
|Author||:||Leslie D. Maloney|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2005|