BIB-355 Old Testament Poetry and Wisdom Exegesis

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Complete the following assignment on Old Testament poetry and wisdom. Along with the Bible use the textbook to help answer the following.

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BIB-355: Old Testament Poetry and Wisdom Exegesis

Complete the following assignment on Old Testament poetry and wisdom. Along with the Bible use the textbook to help answer the following.


Examine the main elements of Hebrew poetry and wisdom. (300 words)


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Exegete a psalm of your choice using the five steps of the Interpretive Journey (750 words total)


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BIB-355: Old Testament Poetry and Wisdom Exegesis Complete the following assignment on Old Testament poetry and wisdom. Along with the Bible use the textbook to help answer the following. 1. Examine the main elements of Hebrew poetry and wisdom. (300 words) 2. Exegete a psalm of your choice using the five steps of the Interpretive Journey (750 words total) Step 1: Step 2: Step 3: Step 4: Step 5: © 2019. Grand Canyon University. All Rights Reserved.
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BIB-355: Old Testament Poetry and Wisdom Exegesis
Complete the following assignment on Old Testament poetry and wisdom. Along with
the Bible use the textbook to help answer the following.

1. Examine the main elements of Hebrew poetry and wisdom. (300 words)
The whole list of possible poetic categories is very long indeed. However, some
examples are perfectly depicted in royal Psalms. Most of the books including job are
indeed classified to be majorly Hebrew poetry. All the same, Hebrew poetry is
different from the modern type of English poetry in the context that it does not put
stress on meter and Rhyme. Nonetheless, Hebrew poetry makes the use of parallelism
and figurative language for its impact.
Hebrew poetry uses Simile to convey the meaning of its content. Thus, simile refers to
the use of a simple comparison of two items which tend to resemble one another in a
certain way. A simile can be seen in Psalm 1: 3-4. “3 And he shall be like a tree
planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also
shall not wither, and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. 4 The ungodly are not so: but
are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.”
There is an element of metaphor which is a form of comparison one item to another;
however, there is no use of words such as “like” and “as” as seen in similes. For
instance, Psalm 1: 1-6 says
“1 Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight...


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