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Holman Bible Dictionary

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Acrostic poetry
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Literary device by which each section of a literary work begins with the succeeding letter of the alphabet. Thus in Psalms 119:1 the first eight verses begin with aleph, the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet; the next eight with beth, the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet, and the pattern is continued through Psalms 119:169-176, which each begin with taw, the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Other examples in the Bible include Psalms 9-10; Psalms 25:1; Psalms 34:1; Psalms 37:1; Psalms 111:1; Psalms 112:1; Psalms 145:1; Proverbs 31:10-31; Lamentations 1:1; Lamentations 2:1; Lamentations 3:1; Lamentations 4:1. The acrostic style helped people memorize the poem and expressed completeness of subject matter from A to Z.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

Bibliography Information
Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'ACROSTIC'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".
<>. 1991.


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