Prose and poetry frequently appear together in the literature of the ancient Near East. For instance, the Israelite Song of the Sea (Exodus 15:1–21) is a celebratory Biblical poem that follows a prose description of the Israelites’ miraculous crossing of the Sea of Reeds (Exodus 13:17–14:30). See also the alternating prose and poetry text of “Hymn of Victory of Mer-ne-Ptah (The ‘Israel Stela’),” in James B. Pritchard, ed., Ancient Near Eastern Texts Related to the Old Testament (ANET), (Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 1969), pp. 376–378.