Hills of Spices: Poetry from the Bible

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BLESSINGS

Seedtime and Harvest

God’s promise to
Noah after the
flood

So long as the earth endures, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Summer and winter, Day and night Shall not cease.

Genesis 8:22


Lekh Lekha: And You Shall Be
a Blessing

God’s promise to
Abram

Go forth from your native land and from your father’s house to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, And I will bless you; I will make your name great, And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you And curse him that curses you; And all the families of the earth Shall bless themselves by you.

Genesis 12:1–3

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface - The Story of Biblical Poetry ix
  • Introduction to Biblical Poetry xiii
  • Blessings 2
  • Prayers & Songs of Praise 16
  • Poetic Moments 84
  • Testaments & Pronouncements 96
  • Laments 110
  • Judgment Oracles 164
  • Prophecies of Salvation and Consolation 186
  • Love Songs 226
  • Index of Scriptural Passages Hebrew Bible 255
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