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Bibil Identifier bibil:117157
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Evil and the Disruption of Order: A Structural Analysis of the Acrostics in the First Book of Psalms
Author Benun, Ronald
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 6, Issue: 5)
Year (Publication) 2006
Year (Copyright) 2006
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2006
Year (Reference) 2006
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 29 pages.
Abstract The four alphabetic acrostics in the first book of psalms (9/10, 25, 34, and 37) are all missing verses beginning with certain letters of the alphabet and have other anomalies as well. Most scholars attribute these problems to errors in transmission and try to solve them through textual emendation. We argue that these disruptions are an original feature of these psalms and are placed purposefully as part of a sophisticated literary structure.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Synchronic Methods : Structural Analysis (Analyse structurelle)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Acrostic
Pericopes Psalms 9-10
Psalms 25
Psalms 34
Psalms 37
Psalms 1-41
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