Biblical Sound and Sense: Poetic Sound Patterns in Proverbs 10–29 acknowledges that while literary analysis has been prominent in Biblical studies for some time, there has not been much attention paid to Biblical poetry. McCreesh believes that the structure of poetry lends understanding to the reading of Biblical poetry—specifically, in the book of Proverbs. He focuses on linguistic properties, as well as key features of Hebrew poetry. McCreesh discusses in great detail alliteration, meter, imagry, vocabulary, and rhyme. Believing it is essential to the context and overall significance of the book of Proverbs, McCreesh provides much needed analyses of Hebrew poetry in this work.
Thomas P. McCreesh is associate professor of Theology at Providence College.