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Terms in this set (19)
The notion of the A-line is repeated in the B-line
Call to Praise
Enlists fellow worshipers in acclaiming the wonders of their deity
Combines synonymous and formal parallelism, The B-line echoes part of the A-line and then adds a phrase that develops the meaning and completes the sense and the sentence.
Single line of biblical poetry
A description of the suffering of the psalmist and a plea for deliverance.
Sometimes call synthetic parallelism, the two lines have a parallel relationship as defined by rhythm or line length, but the sense of the A-line is incomplete until it is continued in the B-line.
Pioneered a method for distinguishing and labeling the conventional speech forms found in the psalms. these were then used to identify the life situations of the israelites that fit these typical ways of speaking
Song in praise of israel's deity or in praise of something about their god.
Presupposes a problem the psalmist needs to solve. gets gods attention.
The largest number of psalms in the psalter.
The matching structure of lines within a couplet
Calls upon god to do something, perhaps to intervene and give aid or to forgive
Generalized language affirming the character of god, or it can be thanks for some specific act for which the psalmist is grateful.
Also called book of Psalms, asn anthology of songs and prayers
Sometimes called a strophe, is a group of couplets that constitute a unit within a poem.
Contains musical directions, a note on how to perform the psalm, a historical setting, a dedication, or possibly an indication of authorship.
Present when the notion of the A-line is repeated in the B-line
Written after the deliverance had been experienced and is an expression of gratitude.
Vow of praise
promise to credit YHWH with the yet to be experienced deliverance.