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1 The Color of Psalms Learning Language and Poetry with Technology January 25 th – Bibletech 2008 By Bob MacDonald (drmacdonald.blogspot.com) Using the GX Performance Framework from Anthony Macauley Associates, Victoria BC, Canada (gx.ca)

2 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 2 The Beginning Shape and Sound

3 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 3 Why do this? The Appeal – the Letter to the Hebrews The Process – getting started with the Hebrew language A 6-year time frame Reread the NT with a different perspective Automated support for learning, translation and analysis

4 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 4 The Doors of Psalm 1

5 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 5 Structural aspects Parallels – rhyming ideas Chiasm – reversal of order Repetition – creating rings Alliteration – similar sounds Repeated grammatical forms Unique word forms Central words and phrases

6 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 6 Rhyming ideas and chiasm

7 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 7 Such parallels Can be seen in both psalms 1 and 2 and in almost if not all other instances of Hebrew poetry. Some parallels extend into ring structures… Ask yourself, what is surrounded by the circles? Redundancy helps us see, hear, and clarify meaning… Larger structures are also evident.

8 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 8 Resolving readings with structure

9 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 9 Letting recurrence help with translation The paired LORD and his anointed at the beginning of the psalm is matched by the installation of the king on the holy hill of Zion in the middle. I think we should expect the same pairing at the end as well. Perhaps the poet wanted BR to rhyme with HR - it's all very alliterative. The kings and the peoples a laughter (verse 4) b wrath (verse 5) –c I have installed my king on my holy hill הַר-קָדְשִׁי HaR-QADSHi (verse 6) d verses 7-9: declaration of the anointed and invitation to rule –c' Serve the LORD in fear (verse 11) naSHQU-baR נַשְּׁקוּ-בַר (verse 12) b' wrath (verse 12) a' a little (verse 12)

10 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 10 Repetition – creating rings

11 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 11 Repeated grammatical forms Look for and count the italics in the image: create in me, renew within me, do not cast me, return to me, support me, deliver me.

12 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 12 What is surrounded by the circles?

13 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 13 Explicit Shape of the Psalter

14 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 14 Larger structures

15 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 15 The Ending ? Is this the ending? Is there a corresponding large circle?

16 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 16 The Greater Beginning

17 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 17 The Ending

18 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 18 Psalm 90, A Prayer of Moses

19 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 19 Sounds shared with the next psalm

20 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 20 Unique word forms in Psalm 90

21 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 21 Psalm Profile

22 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 22 Technology

23 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 23 What the GX Performance Framework can help you do Sustain an extended learning period Portray complex ideas Support a thought process Suggest lines of inquiry Express an idea visually on the Web Support predefined and ad hoc datasets Publish, print, brief

24 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 24 More Information Help – dialogue, ideas, presentations, papers, criticism, Interest in the product (250) bobmacdonald at gx.ca

25 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 25 Example

26 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 26 Inserting an object

27 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 27 Pick the source

28 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 28 Arrange / save / execute

29 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 29 Recurrence

30 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 30 Counts

31 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 31 Next Psalm

32 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 32 Scores

33 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 33 Rare forms in Psalm 42

34 Shape and Substance in the Psalter using the GX Performance Framework Page 34 Thinking about data


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