Exegetical Report 3: Old Testament Genre of Poetry—Psalm 1—Week 4
In preparation for this assignment, read Psalm 1 at least once. To conduct a literary and generic analysis of Psalm 1, follow the step-by-step procedures below by placing your answers in the clickable answer blocks below. As you complete Exegetical Report 3, cite at least two peer-reviewed contemporary resources in Psalms scholarship. For the interpretive principles of OT genre of poetry, see “Chapter 8—General Rules of Hermeneutics: Biblical Poetry” (IBI, 361-413), and the subsection on the genre of “Poetry” in “Chapter 9—Genres of the Old Testament,” (IBI, 451-61, especially 459-61).
Figures of Speech: Identify and Unpack :
Identify the figure of speech employed by this psalmist in Psa 1:3 to describe the blessedness of the righteous in vv. 1-2. Compose one or two sentences:
Identify the figure of speech employed by this psalmist in Psa 1:4 to describe the state of the wicked in vv. 4-5. Summarize the contrasting feature(s) of this figure with those of the one in v. 3. Compose one or two sentences:
Unpack or apply these contrasting images or figures of speech in the context of Psa 1:1-5. What is revealed here about the state of blessedness promised to the righteous in vv. 1-3 and the state of the wicked in vv. 4-5. Consider the variety of contexts in the biblical world for reflecting upon the imagery of the tree in v. 3 (see http://www.bibleplaces.com/fig-trees/ ; http://www.bibleplaces.com/olive-trees/ ; http://www.bibleplaces.com/judeanwilderness/ ). Compose two paragraphs (500-600 words):
Based on the exercise above how did this psalmist structure the first five verses of Psalm 1, or 1:1-5? Compose one or two sentences:
Read v. 6 in light of the structure of vv. 1-5 above. Analyze v. 6 based upon the concepts of “parallelism” studied in IBI, 373-95. Compose one or two sentences:
How would you explain the function of v. 6 in Psalm 1? Compose two sentences:
(Continue to p. 4
Language: What’s in a word?
The Hebrew term torah in v. 2 is commonly rendered “law” by most English versions of Scripture (see ESV, NIV, NASB, NRSV). Read the blessings to the righteous promised in vv. 1-3 again, but, instead of “law,” read “instruction” in v. 2 (as both the footnote in ESV and several specialists of the Book of Psalms suggest). Based upon the suggested translation “instruction,” reflect on the following opinion of some Psalm scholars: Psalm 1 was placed at the beginning of the Psalter to function as an introduction to the entire Book of Psalms. That is, by the positioning of Psalm 1 at the beginning of this Biblical book, the term “instruction [torah]” in v. 2 refers to the remainder of the Psalter (Pss 2-150). Consequently, Psalm 1 states, in part, a blessing to the righteous person who mediates on this “instruction” (the entire book of Psalms), a blessing missed by the wicked. Could the Book of Psalms also have a Conclusion? Read Psalm 150. Compose one paragraph (250-300 words) on your reflections about Psalm 1 as an “introduction” to the Book of Psalms and related ideas above.
(Continue to p. 5)
Based on your analysis of Psalm 1 above, apply the message of Psalm 1 to a contemporary Christian audience. How do Christians obey this portion of Scripture today? Compose one paragraph (250-300 words):
Why Choose Us
Top Quality and Well-Researched Papers
Keeping in mind your instructions and guidelines, our writers ensure to do extensive research before beginning to write. Unique and quality paper is our top priority.
Professional and Experienced Academic Writers
Our team of writers and editors have many years of experience in academic writing. They are native English speakers and able to handle any academic task with ease.
Free Unlimited Revisions
We offer free unlimited revision to our clients. Whenever you feel the need to revise your work submit to our able editors. Our editors will ensure that your paper will be revised to meet your guidelines.
Prompt Delivery and 100% Money-Back-Guarantee
As a team we work hard to ensure a timely delivery of your papers. All you need to do is specify the time frame that you want you paper be submitted. We will work round the clock to beat the deadline.
Original & Confidential
We value your confidentiality and all our payment method are secure. We also use high end writing tools to ensure that all papers delivered are unique.
Customer Support 24/7
Our customer support team are available 24/7 to accept your orders and queries. We are committed to provide you with the best customer experience.
What Our Paper Writing Service Guarantees
You do not have to worry on what to expect because at mypaperwriterspro.com we guarantee you;
Our team of writers and editors is composed of people with diverse writing experiences. All of them have a Ph.D. They are all Ph.D. or M.A. graduates with extensive experience in academic and essay writing. We offer high-quality, original academic writing at an affordable cost.
Every order is written from scratch. We ensure that your papers conform to English conventions and the requirements of your discipline. To ensure originality, we also perform originality checks on all academic papers. Our success rate is 99% and many of our clients achieves their desired grades.
Mypaperwriterspro has a strict anti-plagiarism policy. To ensure that your paper is not flagged as plagiarism, we take extra precautions when writing it. Professional plagiarism detection software is used by our custom paper experts.
Mypaperwriterspro takes the privacy of clients' information very seriously. Mypaperwriterspro does not disclose any information about our transactions with third-party services. Nobody will ever know that you have hired our paper writing service to help with your paper.
Our website offers online security for our customers. Your passwords and personal information are protected and cannot be accessed by anyone else. Our customers are assured that their accounts will not be compromised by hackers. Learn more about the data that we store and how it is used in our privacy statement.
When you order our paper service, you get unlimited free revisions and unlimited drafts. We will ensure that you submit flawless papers. Our paper help website allows you to request multiple revisions.
If the order form indicates that modifications or adjustments are required, only those should be made. These guidelines include, but are not limited to:
You can reach us by email, phone, and live chat. We are always interested in hearing from our customers. We welcome any feedback regarding our paper assistance service. Our customer service representatives are available 24/7, even on holidays and weekends. They can help you place orders, check the status of your order, answer questions, or simply provide information.
Chat with your paper specialist via our live chat. Our professionals are available for unlimited chats. All your questions will be answered within minutes
Do you still feel dissatisfied with your final paper? Don't worry. Mypaperwriterspro is committed to customer satisfaction.
Although it is rare, you can request a partial or full refund if your final paper is not written to your satisfaction. Mypaperwriterspro views our money-back guarantee more as a right than a benefit.
We believe that our clients deserve the best paper services available online. We offer a simple and straightforward refund process if you are not satisfied with the paper.