Robert Lowth


Robert Lowth (1710-1787)

Robert Lowth was a professor at Oxford, after which he became bishop of Oxford then of London.

He is considered the father of rhetorical analysis.

In 1753, he published the lectures given at Oxford from 1741 to 1751 on the poetry of the Hebrews, De sacra poesi Hebraeorum.

The Nineteenth Lecture is devoted to member parallelism, which is the basis of all biblical and Semitic rhetoric.

De sacra poesi Hebraeorum, Oxford 1753.

Leçons sur la poésie sacrée des Hébreux translated for the first time into French from the Latin of Dr. Lowth (trans. M. Sicard; 2 vols.; Lyon, 1812): “Dix-neuvième leçon”; (sur le parallélisme des membres).

«19th lesson».

Isaiah. «Preliminary Dissertation», 1778.

Lectures on the Sacred Poetry of the Hebrews, Boston 1815.