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I. Bible and Ancient Judaism

1. Old Testament

a. General.

In biblical studies, poetry (Gk ποίησις/poíēsis) in contrast to prose generally comprises stanzaic texts in language employing patterns of rhythm and sound, whose structure and style are determined by both linguistic (sound patters, rhyme, clause sequences, etc.) and nonlinguistic factors (so-called constraints: music, extent, parallel structure, setting, e…

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Seybold, Klaus, Bekkum, Wout J. van, Brucker, Ralph, Rösler, Wolfgang, Pollmann, Karla, Hartwich, Wolf-Daniel, Seidensticker, Tilman, Steiner, Roland, Liao, Chao-heng, Kleine, Christoph et al., “Poetry”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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