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""Like a Lone Bird on a Roof"":

Animal Imagery and the Structure of Psalms
  • ISBN-13: 9781575069654
  • Publisher: PENN STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint: EISENBRAUNS
  • Author: Forti, Tova L.
  • Price: AUD $58.99
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  • Local release date: 14/06/2018
  • Format: Paperback 128 pages Weight: 0g
  • Categories: Bibles [HRCF]
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Explores the figurative and symbolic function of animal imagery in the Bible, with particular attention to the structural and stylistic features of that imagery in the Book of Psalms.


Preface

Introduction

The Psalms as Liturgy

Imagery, Metaphor, and Simile

Synopsis of Research on Metaphors in the Psalms

The Focus of Investigation and Methodology

Chapter 1 Faunal Imagery in Psalmodic Refrains

Psalm 49:13, 21: A wisdom motif of human ignorance and the futility of wealth—בהמות ‘beasts’

Psalms 59:7, 15; 22:13–14, 17, 21–22; and 118:10–12: Animal imagery as representing the psalmist’s adversary

Psalm 59:7, 15: Wild-dog imagery to denote the psalmist’s enemy—כלב ‘dog’

Psalm 22:13–14, 17: Bulls, mighty ones of Bashan, lions, dogs, and wild oxen as metonyms for the psalmist’s adversaries—כלב ‘dog,’ פר ‘bull,’ אריה ‘lion’

Psalm 118:10–12: Bee imagery as denoting the psalmist’s enemies—דבורה ‘bee’

Chapter 2 Faunal Imagery as Secondary Interpolation

Proverbs 1:10–19

Psalm 84:4: Intimacy with God—צפור ‘bird’ and 'sparrow' דרור

Psalm 102:7–8: Desolation and isolation—קאת ‘great owl,’ כוס ‘owl,’ and צפור ‘bird’

Psalms 33:16–17 and 32:8–9: Wisdom motifs within theological contemplation—סוס ‘horse’ and פרד ‘mule’

Psalm 32:8–9 83

Conclusion

Faunal Imagery in Psalmodic Refrains

Faunal Imagery as Secondary Interpolation

Bibliography

Indexes

Index of Authors

Index of Scripture

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