An Introduction to Hebrew Poetry

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Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
Professor of Christian Scriptures, Baylor University
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An Introduction to Hebrew Poetry

Podcast-style audio course -
Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
Professor of Christian Scriptures, Baylor University
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00

Gain an insider’s understanding of biblical poetry through these special lectures.

Through 12 information-filled lectures, Professor Reid will introduce you to the poetry of the Christian Bible and enhance your appreciation and understanding of scripture. Gain fresh insight into the Bible!

Professor Reid begins with an introduction to Biblical poetry and explains its importance in Biblical history and world literature. You will examine works such as the victory songs of biblical books of Exodus and Judges, the laments in Hebrew narrative, such as 1 Samuel 1, as well as the Song of Songs and the book of Lamentations. In these books, you will examine the erotic Hebrew poetry as well as the city lament traditions.

With the guidance of the gifted Professor Reid, you will develop a better understanding and appreciation of Hebrew poetry as well as its significance in Christian literature and spirituality. You will also learn about the rhetorical devices used in Hebrew poetry, such as meter, line, and parallelism.

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Gain an insider’s understanding of biblical poetry through these special lectures.

Through 12 information-filled lectures, Professor Reid will introduce you to the poetry of the Christian Bible and enhance your appreciation and understanding of scripture. Gain fresh insight into the Bible!

Professor Reid begins with an introduction to Biblical poetry and explains its importance in Biblical history and world literature. You will examine works such as the victory songs of biblical books of Exodus and Judges, the laments in Hebrew narrative, such as 1 Samuel 1, as well as the Song of Songs and the book of Lamentations. In these books, you will examine the erotic Hebrew poetry as well as the city lament traditions.

With the guidance of the gifted Professor Reid, you will develop a better understanding and appreciation of Hebrew poetry as well as its significance in Christian literature and spirituality. You will also learn about the rhetorical devices used in Hebrew poetry, such as meter, line, and parallelism.

In An Introduction to Hebrew Poetry, you will spend time examining the many literary types and collections found in the Psalter, such as the hymns of the Psalms. The hymns give a beautiful and informative glimpse of the view of God in Hebrew poetry. Additionally, the personal laments of the Psalms will help us explore the role of the individual and the nature of the worshipping community of the Psalms. We will also explore the pilgrim psalms, the songs of Zion, and the hallelujah psalms.

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Stephen Reid is Professor of Christian Scriptures at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University. He holds degrees from Manchester College in Indiana, Bethany Theological Seminary and Emory University. He is the author or editor of such books as, Experience and Traditions. A Primer in Black Biblical Hermeneutics (Abingdon 1991), Listening In: A Multicultural Reading of the Psalms (Abingdon, 1997), Prophets and Paradigms: Essays in Honor of Gene M. Tucker (Sheffield Academic Press, 1996) and Psalms and Practice: Worship, Virtue and Authority (Liturgical Press, 2001). He and his wife Kathy have authored Uncovering Racism (Brethren Press, 2000). He has also written numerous papers and publications on a wide variety of subjects for the Brethren Encyclopedia, New Harper Bible Dictionary and the Eerdman’s Bible Dictionary, among others. He wrote the annotation for the section on Daniel for the Discipleship Bible and Psalms for the People’s Bible as well as articles for Feasting on the Word.

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