Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Psalm 56 - is the structure as precise as some say?

I omit some words from these tables - notably God (8 times) is not in the table below. Sometimes the divine invocation is a factor in the structure. Therrien has a detailed set of indentations that make the poem look more metaphysical than it really is. The Hebrew poet is not from 17th century England. As noted in the earlier post, the new frame is quite appropriate - David is a fugitive, will he not return?

Ch VsRootWord Recurrence in Relative Order
56.2שׁאףשׁאפני
56.2יוםהיום
56.2לחםלחם
56.3שׁאףשׁאפו
56.3יוםהיום
56.3לחםלחמים
56.4יוםיום
56.4ירא אירא
56.4בטח אבטח
56.5הלל אהלל
56.5דבר דברו
56.5בטח בטחתי
56.5ירא אירא
56.5עשׂה יעשׂה
56.6יוםהיום
56.6דבר דברי
56.7נפשׁ נפשׁי
56.9ספר ספרתה
56.9הלא הלא
56.9ספר בספרתך
56.10יוםביום
56.11הלל אהלל
56.11דבר דבר
56.11הלל אהלל
56.11דבר דבר
56.12בטח בטחתי
56.12ירא אירא
56.12עשׂה יעשׂה
56.14נפשׁ נפשׁי
56.14הלא הלא