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Much of the Old Testament is poetic in nature and structure. The prophets of Israel inserted poems in their prophecies
and the Apostle Paul quoted in his writings from at least three secular poets.

The fame of Israel's poetry had spread to Babylon. (Psalm 137:3)
The first recorded poem in scripture was a war song. (Gen 4:2-3:34)
The distinction between poetry and prose in Hebrew is not dependant on the presence or absence of rhyme.
Poetical construction depends upon rhythm of thought and the balance of sentences.
Biblical poetry encompasses a number of writing styles such as reiteration, rhyme, taunts or laments,
and parallelism, all utilized in their own way for the specific impact that they have upon the hearers. Here are some examples: