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The Art of Biblical Poetry
- What is your history with poetry? Do you read it often, sometimes, or never?
- Why do you think biblical authors will tell a narrative and then break out into poetry about the same narrative?
- What type of poems are biblical poems?
- Psalm 51: Describe the opening to this psalm according to the video?
- According to the video, why are biblical poems repetitive?
Metaphor in Biblical Poetry
- As a reminder from high school, what is a metaphor?
- What are some metaphors that you can think of in the Bible? (Waters=Chaos, enemies, etc)
- What is the significance of using metaphors in the Bible instead of just describing the idea?
- What is the book of psalms trying to convey throughout the whole text?
- How many “Sections” or “Parts” make up the book of Psalms?
- What are the sections in the books of Psalms?
- Who wrote most of the psalms?
- Who wrote the other psalms?
- How should we read the book of Psalms?