Lesson From Structure: How a passage says is as important as what a passage says. Psalm 139 is a great illustration of this rule of Bible interpretation.
One of the unique features of Old Testament poetry (and sometime prose) is heavy use of parallelism. Hebrew parallelism generally presents itself in one of the following three formats:
First, there is what is known as a straight line parallelism or an AA, BB, pattern of parallelism in which consecutive lines parallel each other and help interpret one another. For example, Psalm 44:1:
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