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Bibil Identifier bibil:204068
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) ,,JHWH, Gott meiner Rettung!"
Title (German, ) Beobachtungen und Erwägungen zur Struktur von Psalm lxxxviii
Author Weber, Beat
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 58, Issue: 4-5)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language German
Pages 595-607 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Psalm lxxxviii consists of two cantos, four stanzas, ten strophes, and twenty bicola. Two bicola consistently form a strophe, and two, sometimes three strophes form larger units, or stanzas. Two stanzas make up the psalm's first half (a canto), and two stanzas make up its second half (a second canto). The psalm-halves, which contribute to the alternating structure of the whole (ABA'B'), correspond and complete one another (a diptych). The speaker reviews the past and reports on his persistent suffering and prayer. Verses 3, 11, and 15 are to be understood as quotable coordinated “prayers within a prayer”. Along with the recurrent apostrophes of God (verses 2, 10, and 14), they actualize the whole: despite darkness and the lack of a reply, they keep the direct address to YHWH as the “God of my salvation” (2a) alive.
DOI 10.1163/156853308X325010
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Synchronic Methods : Structural Analysis (Analyse structurelle)
Pericopes Psalms 88
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