Psalms lesson 8.txt

  1. What is Personification?
    Attributing human characteristics to something non-human
  2. What is a simile?
    A comparison which is made explicit by the presence of the word "like" or "as"
  3. What is a metaphor?
    A comparison without the mention of "like" or "as"
  4. Is the following a simile or metaphore? "As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God"
  5. Is the following a simile or metaphor? "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want."
  6. (True/False) The dissimilarties between the elements of a comparison are important to understand when interpreting a comparison.
  7. What are the two advantages of images over prose?
    1.stir our emotions 2.stimulate our imaginations
  8. What two ways does Longman suggest that we can understand the meaning of ancient biblical images?
    • 1. By imagining ourselves to be hearing the psalm for the first time when it was originally composed
    • 2. Ask how the first readers of the Psalm would have undrstood the imagery
  9. (True/False) Some biblical images are based on the religions of Israel's neighbors.
  10. What is Zaphon?
    The mountain where the god Baal was thought to dwell
  11. What do mythological allusions in the Psalms demonstrate?
    To show that Yahweh, the God of the old testament is vastly superior to the manmade dieties of Israel's neighbors
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Psalms lesson 8.txt
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