Now in Vimeo. Turns out Hebrews is metered (dateline, Heb 1:1-4); Rev (dateline, Rev1:1-3); Peter (to play on Paul's meter in Ephesians, 1Peter 1:1-12); FAR more sophisticated than I knew a year ago. The meter EXPLAINS THE BIBLE TEXT, a vital hermeneutic.
Meter often certifies doctrines we already knew; but its most surprising function is to 'track' Pre-Trib Rapture. All NT meter plays on Dan9:24-27. Dan9:4-19, and 24-27, are metered; so too Isaiah 1:1, Chap 53 and Psalm 90. The passages 'tag' each other by meter as cross-reference concordance. The most frequent 'tag' is syllable 133, tagging Ps 90:7 and Isaiah 53:2. Bible writers just mentioned (and Mary plus Zecharias), tag those passages so the reader can match CONTENT to whatever the later writer/speaker means to say.
Someone should do his ThD on this. I'm too old, and the wrong gender. So I play librarian, document it. It's all video'd live onscreen, using BibleWorks.
A master summary of Bible Time Accounting Meter import, is in pages 1-5 at brainout.net(/)Ephesians1REPARSED(.)doc . That doc covers Paul's meter, which is the most sophisticated of all. PP4-5 contain all links to associated videos and webpages, except the Magnificat. The latter I just learned, and is a new playlist on my brainouty Youtube channel. Turns out Paul's meter is based on Mary's; both seem to use Roman AUC to plot their meters: it's their own Anno Domini (so either means Christ was born at the end of 4BC or 2BC, depending on which AUC they use). You need Bibleworks fonts to read the doc.
There are 30 rules or characteristics in a Time Poem (for lack of a better term) that make analysis, self-auditing. So parsing mistakes stick out; helps one properly diagnose whether a passage really is a Time Poem. One day I'll write up a doc about the rules. Still discovering them right now, within each text.
I plot Bible Meter in 'brainouty' Youtube videos. BHS Isaiah 53 Meter syllable groups: 42 (Isa52:13-14), 35 (v15), 56 (53:1-2), 70 (v3-4, each 35), 56 (v5-6), 70 (v7-8), 28 (v9), 35 (v10), 28 (v11), 42 (v12).
Matt 1 keys off 42 to make honor roll of 42 generations. Luke 3 keys 35 to make 77 sons (42+35). Isaiah keys off Psalm 90 @63 (v1-3), 84 (v1-4), then three 70's (v5-8, 9-11,12-15), with a final 56 (v16-17). Dan9's explicit 490 derives from meter. So too Magnificat, Eph1:3-14 (via GNT). There are many more.
It's a genre: TIME meters syntactically divisible by 7. Meter interacts with text (as in Dan9). 1 consonantal sound + 1 vowel sound = 1 syllable = 1 year. No additions; subtract only for elision. Time is accounted backward then forward full-circle from Adam's Fall to a scheduled (pre-Church) Millennium, had Israel accepted Christ. Since she didn't, NT meters stop @62nd week (Eph1:3-14 = 434 syllables).
Has anyone else recognized this meter system? Thank you for your time.