A Question for EPers

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Tim

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There are people who know more than me on this one, but I think the point is to put the Psalms into meter rather than paraphrase them. To put the Psalm into meter, you work with the word order and so that a certain number of syllables will be in each line and that there will be rhyme. I understand that sometimes the word order ends up being more like the original Hebrew.

I think you just do your best to keep the word-for-word philosophy that conservatives believe.
 

jaybird0827

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There are people who know more than me on this one, but I think the point is to put the Psalms into meter rather than paraphrase them. To put the Psalm into meter, you work with the word order and so that a certain number of syllables will be in each line and that there will be rhyme. I understand that sometimes the word order ends up being more like the original Hebrew.

I think you just do your best to keep the word-for-word philosophy that conservatives believe.
Makes sense to me. The 1650 Scottish Metrical Psalter is a translation.
 
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