Why Christians Must Read Poetry — Part V — Jesus Was A Poet

Franz Wright’s essay “Language as Sacrament in the New Testament” in Image Journal discusses Wright’s endeavor into meditating on the words of Christ. He found that Christ was a poet too:

 Jesus did speak this way [a powerful and profound way], in poetry—and here is something truly weird: according to the great German Protestant theologian Joachim Jeremias, when Jesus’s sayings are translated back into Aramaic, it’s clear that he favored a certain four-beat rhythm, and that he was especially fond of alliteration and assonance as well as rhyme!

But I guess this shouldn’t surprise us. That Jesus would be a Poet like his father(s).

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Listen to Rick McKinley’s sermon on David being with God.

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