The literary cornucopia: Different types of writing within the Biblical metanarrative Cornucopia: Poetry Leters History Wisdom Biography Apocalyptic Meta-narrative Creation Fall Redemption Restoration Abstract Explain the literary cornucopia Explain the Biblical meta-narrative Article Address different types of writing Unfolding canon Cannot understand Old or New Testament without one another Based on meta-narrative rather than order…

Version 1 Psalm 7 complies with the literary structure of a lament psalm as explained in ‘Reading with New Eyes’ by Daniel Reynaud. The five components of a lament psalm1 are clearly expressed and allow the reader to understand the full impact of the psalm. The reflection of God’s almighty and protective nature is strongly…

Example: The Psalmist’s use of synonymous parallelism to emphasise God’s character reveals him to be a protector of the righteous and directs the reader into a correct Biblical understanding of the character of God.  

Psalm 7 complies with the literary structure of a lament psalm as explained in ‘Reading with New Eyes’ by Daniel Reynaud. The five components of a lament psalm1 are clearly expressed and allow the reader to understand the full impact of the psalm. The reflection of God’s almighty and protective nature is strongly expressed in…

Poetic Feature Specific example (Evidence) Impact What is the effect on meaning Aestethic (beauty, flow, cleverness) Is It A Lament Psalm? Yes It means that there are certain structural considerations need to be addressed. Does It Have The 5 Parts? Introductory appeal: Verse 1 – 2Description of trouble: Verse 3 – 5 A petition of…

Minimum of 7 lines Using a form of parallelism Why Lord must we endure school? Why Lord must we learn each day? Each day we toil over work As though we are cattle chewing cud Challenge those who teach, O Lord Those who set the tasks May they be wise and just Change their minds…

Parallelism Diatic: paring of lines Synonymous: the same Complementary: completing the idea, adding to previous line Antithetical: says the opposite Overlapping: Repeating words Metaphoric: Symbolism compared to a literal statement Repetition of images Subtle variations Lament psalms Usually have 5 parts Introductory appeal Description of trouble A petition for help A statement of faith A…

Psalm 1 and 2 The introduction to Psaltar Divided into distinct sections, Psalm 3-7 are laments in the second section of the first book. Psalm 3 – 7 A plea for help Psalm 6 Laments as an appeal for help What is the poet asking for help with/from? The start of the psalm highlights the…

Psalm 7 This is a psalm of lament. Identify the five parts which make up a lament. Introductory appeal Psalm 7: 1-5 show David’s appeal to God Description of trouble There doesn’t appear to be be, most likely V6 Petition for help Verses 6-9 Statement of faith and confidence in God Verse 10-16 Vow to…