There are poetic sections throughout the scriptures, but the books of Job, psalms, proverbs,Ecclesiastes, and song of solomon are all primarily poetic.
Bardo de Saldo wrote:Thanks, Geoff. I asked Google, and the answer was: "Go ask the folks one door down the hall".
I've taken a look at John's Evangel in greekbible.com, and it looks like 'verse' is used as a synonym of 'sentence', not 'line of poetry'. My Greek is too rinky-dink for literary criticism, so my question stands: Did the Evangelists write poetry or prose? Are their metaphors original or idiomatic? Were all evangels written originally in Greek? If so, those Jews were the best educated folks in the world. Fishermen and carpenters writing in Greek! "Is that a sardine, Luke?" "Depends. What is a sardine, really?"
Chad, the books in your quote are from the Old Testament, and were written in Hebrew (my guess), not Greek. I'll also guess that since Semite languages don't use written vowels, they wouldn't have used quantity as their metrical yard-stick.
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