Parallelism in Psalms:
The repetition of ideas, thought or concepts is frequent
in psalms. This is explained in greater detail on addition
A Strophe is a movement in a psalm. For example, in
psalm 1, most commentaries will say there are two parts
comparing the righteous and the wicked.
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Is an inversion of elements.
In Psalm 22 there is a reference to: bulls in verse 12,
lions in verse13 and dogs in verse 16.
Then, a reference to: dogs in verse 20,
a lion in verse 21 and then a wild oxen in verse 21.
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The word Selah is used to mark off an ending of a
section of a Psalm. It is a musical notation.
It not a word we say when reading psalms and is
found in a variety of psalms.
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Usually a verse in psalms has two parts or a bi-
This is one verse with two parts. The plural of colon is cola.
Some verses have three parts or a tri-
A verse with three colas would be called a tri-
For example, in Psalm 77 the first verse in Hebrew is a
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