The Psalms in Form
The Hebrew Psalter in its Poetic Shape
A formidable and invaluable working tool for
those working with the text of Psalms or with Hebrew poetry.
The Hebrew text of the Psalms is here set out
in a unique way – generally one psalm to each large-format (A4)
page – to show their poetic shape and structure, in couplets,
triptychs and strophes. The visual impact of the layout tells
its own striking story, demonstrating at a glance the skill and
artistry with which the Psalms have been composed. With its
introduction and notes in English, this book will be a standard
tool for students, and it will have significant consequences for
the scholarly interpretation of the Psalms.
“In the decisive process of clarifying
divisions this elegant book sets a new standard” – T.
“The quality of presentation and clarity
of explanation in this volume should encourage many readers with
only modest Hebrew to ‘keep at it’” – Graeme Auld,
Jan Fokkelman is
an international expert in Semitic languages and emeritus
professor of Classical Hebrew Literature at the University of
Leiden, the Netherlands. He is the author of many books,
including Reading Biblical Narrative, also published by
Biblical Study Series
ISBN 9789058540171 272pp.
Cloth. A4-format. UK £29.95/ Europe £31.95/ ROW £33.95