Re: acrostics-what is it?

From: Garrett B Trott (
Date: Sun Jan 23 2000 - 23:07:08 EST

On Sun, 23 Jan 2000 19:59:17 -0600 "Grant" <> writes:
>What is acrostics?
Acrostics are a device used in Hebrew Poetry (and elsewhere) where the
first line starts with the first letter of the alphabet, the second line
starts with the second, etc...

Can' t think off hand any examples in NT, but there are a handful of
examples in the Hebrew OT (Ps 111,112, 119, 145) - I'm sure there are
more. If you have a Hebrew OT with you look at these Psalms, its kind of
neat how the acrostic is structured, or at least get someone to show you
these Psalms.

-Garrett Trott

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