The Bible in Poetry

 

Order of Contents

General Works
Old Testament

Judges
Esther
Job
Psalms
Ecclessiastes
Song of Solomon
Lamentations
Ezekiel
Minor Prophets
Jonah

New Testament

Acts
Revelation

 

 

General Works

Barton, William – A Catalogue of Virtuous Women Recorded in the Old and New Testaments  13 pages

Clapham, Henoch – A Brief of the Bible drawn first into English Poësy, and then illustrated by apt annotations  1596

Graile, Edmund – Timothy’s Lesson: or, a Summary relation of the historical part of Holy Scripture, plainly and familiarly comprised in meter, for the help of memory, and instruction of the ignorant  Ref  1699

 

 

Judges

Quarles, Francis – The History of Samson  1631  

 

 

Esther

Quarles, Francis – Hadassa: or The History of Queen Esther with Meditations thereupon, divine and moral  1621

 

 

Job

Blackmore, Richard – A Paraphrase on the Book of Job  1700

Blackmore (1654-1726) was an Anglican.

Garden, Charles – An Improved Metrical Version attempted of the Book of Job; a Poem, with preliminary dissertation and notes  1796   The poem is on pp. 5-75 after the preliminary dissertation.

King, Edwin – The Poem Of Job Translated In The Meter of The Original  1914

Malet, Arthur – The Books of Job, Ecclesiastes and Revelation rendered into English Verse, also Solomon and His Bride, A Drama from the Song of Songs  Buy PoD

Meikle, W. – Job in Meter  1869

Mumford, A.H. – The Book of Job: a Metrical Version  1922

Quarles, Francis – Job Militant with Meditations Divine and Moral  1624

Ramsaeus, T. Ramsay – The Book of Job, Chapter 3 to the End

Raymond, Rossiter – The Book of Job: Essays, and a Metrical Paraphrase  1878

Schmidt, Nathaniel – The messages of the poets : the books of Job and Canticles and some minor poems in the Old Testament, with introductions, metrical translations, and paraphrases, p. 112 ff.  1911

The work cycles through sections of Job in verse and notes on the passage by the author.

Scott, Thomas – The Book of Job in English Verse, with Remarks  1733

This is not the Scott that produced the whole Bible commentary, but rather was a dissenting minister at Ipswich, England.

Stather, W.C. – The Book of Job in English Verse; with Notes  1859

Stock, Joseph – The Book of Job Metrically Arranged according to the Masorah and newly translated into English with Notes Critical and Explanatory  1805

 

 

The Psalms

Psalters Online

 

 

Ecclesiastes

Malet, Arthur – The Books of Job, Ecclesiastes and Revelation rendered into English Verse, also Solomon and His Bride, A Drama from the Song of Songs  Buy PoD

Morgan, Aaron – The Book of Solomon called Ecclesiastes metrically paraphrased and accompanied with an analysis of the argument, being a retranslation of the original Hebrew…  1856 

“This is an article de luxe, and is rather for the drawing room than for the study.  A graphic pencil, first class typography, and a carefully written metrical translation make up an elegant work of art.” – Spurgeon

Quarles, Francis – Solomon’s Recantation, entitled Ecclesiastes Paraphrased with a Soliloquie or Meditation upon every chapter  1644

Roe, George – Koheleth: a Metrical Paraphrase of the Canonical Book of Ecclesiastes  1912

 

 

 

The Song of Solomon

The Song of Solomon in Poetry

 

 

Lamentations

Slight, Henry – A Metrical Version of the Lamentations of Jeremiah, p 403 ff.  1848

Anonymous – A Bottle of Holy Tears, or, Jeremiah’ throws and lamentations for Israel’s misery and Jerusalem’s woeful desolation metrically and meta-phrastically laid out in verse, explaining plainly the meaning of the prophet in his lamenting phrases.  Very suitable to these times, wherein we have a call every day to learne the lessons of England’s lamentation, war and plague having made a strong entrance into diverse parts of the land, and lean famine and desolation knocking at the door for entrance  Ref  1645

 

 

Ezekiel

Newcome, William – An Attempt Towards an Improved Version, a Metrical Arrangement and an Explanation of the Prophet Ezekiel  1788

 

 

The Minor Prophets

Newcome, William – An Attempt Towards an Improved Version, a Metrical Arrangement, and an explanation of the 12 Minor Prophets  1809

 

 

Jonah

Quarles, Francis – A Feast for Worms Set forth in a Poem of the History of Jonah  1620

 

 

 

Acts 

Tye, Christopher – The Acts of the Apostles [chs. 1-14], translated into English meter… for all Christians that cannot sing, to read the good and Godly stories of the lives of Christ’s Apostles  1553

 

 

Revelation

Malet, Arthur – The Books of Job, Ecclesiastes and Revelation rendered into English Verse, also Solomon and His Bride, A Drama from the Song of Songs  Buy PoD

 

 

 

 

Related Pages

Poetry

The Song of Solomon in Poetry

The Poetry of the Westminster Divines

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Personal Godliness