A Beginner's Guide to Ancient Hebrew Poetry
What you'll learn
- Discover how to better understand Ancient Hebrew Poetry
- Examine different kinds of poetic features: Parallelisms, Chiasms, Acrostics and more
- Identify figurative language: Aliterations, Puns, Allegories, and more
- Learn how to apply the hidden messages behind Ancient Hebrew Poetry to your own spiritual life
- No previous experience required, No textbooks required
This course is designed to use clear and specific lectures to help students discover how to understand Ancient Hebrew Poetry in a practical and meaningful way. We will discuss the importance of figurative language, rhythm and stress, explain a stitch and distitch, examine three kinds of Parallelisms, Simple Chiasms, and Complex Chiasms. We will apply this knowledge to examples in Ancient Hebrew Poetry and walk through them together in great detail. A class project of your choice will be assigned at the end to help apply it to your own life in a reflective and meaningful way.
There are 11 lectures full of purposed content, explained in clear and concise language for any beginner or student of the Old Testament.
Lecture 1: Introduction to A Beginner's Guide to Ancient Hebrew Poetry
Lecture 2: Rhythm and Stress in Ancient Hebrew
Lecture 3: Stitch and Distitch
Lecture 4: 3 Kinds of Parallelisms
Lecture 5: Examples of Each Kind of Parallelism
Lecture 6: Simple and Complex Chiasms
Lecture 7: Figurative Language: Alliterations, Puns, Acrostics, and More
Lecture 8: Examples of Figurative Language
Lecture 9: Ancient Hebrew Examples of Parallelisms--Apply What You Have Learned
Lecture 10: Ancient Hebrew Examples of Complex Chiasms--Apply What You Have Learned
Lecture 11: Explanations of the Class Project Part One
Lecture 12: Explanations of the Class Project Part Two
Class Project: Choose your own research project
Who this course is for:
- Students of the Old Testament who want to learn more about Ancient Hebrew Poetry
- Students preparing to go into ministry, teaching, counseling, or other
- Students looking for a deeper spiritual connection to the Bible
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