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Noting that Israel's earliest responses to earth-shaking adjustments have been forged within the powerfully expressive language of poetry, Hugh R. web page Jr. argues that the cautious assortment and maintenance of those traditions used to be an act of resistance, a communal no to the forces of melancholy and a definite to the inventive energy of the Spirit. extra, web page argues, the ability of those poems to craft and form a destiny for a those who had suffered acute displacement and marginalization bargains a wealthy religious repertoire for Africana peoples at the present time, and for all who locate themselves perennially outdoors the social or political mainstream

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Ours was, and is, a city of neighborhoods. Many of them have been and remain racially or ethnically distinct. Some witnessed major demographic transitions during the 1960s. Wilson Park was one such neighborhood. Ours was one of the first Black families to move onto the 500 block of East Cold Spring Lane. Within a decade, no White families remained. Flight to the outlying suburbs was in full swing. Ours gradually became a safe and stable block of Black middle-class homeowners who shared many of the same values and looked out for one another’s homes and children.

Mentors both—for their encouragement and helpful suggestions throughout the many years during which the very earliest stage of the work leading to the production of this monograph was unfolding. I also thank my father, the late Deacon Hugh R. , and my mother, Deacon Elaine B. Page, for believing and investing in my dreams; and my wife, Dr. Jacquetta E. Page, who is—and will forever be—my muse, fellow traveler, and soul mate. Hugh Rowland Page Jr. Frank Moore Cross and David Noel Freedman, Early Hebrew Orthography, ed.

15] One often finds hints about authorial identity and setting, and the impact that these have on methodology and conclusions, in prefatory notes, parenthetical remarks, footnotes, endnotes, and, on occasion, biographies. [16] It was in this sanctuary that I, along with several other MDiv and STM students, learned three things: the “art” of rhetorical criticism and its impact on hermeneutics and historical-critical work; the relationship of rhetorical criticism to Hermann Gunkel’s larger interest in both the history and the social location of ancient Israel’s literary Gattungen; and the interplay between established form and individual “markers of genius” in the production of ancient and modern texts.

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