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Bibil Identifier bibil:204156
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Identity of "Horn" in Psalm 148:14a
Title (English, ) An Exegetical Investigation in the MT and LXX Versions
Author Schmutzer, Andrew J.
Author Gauthier, Randall X.
Journal Bulletin for Biblical Research (Volume: 19, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 161-183 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article compares the MT and LXX versions of Ps I48:14a to understand better the identity of "horn" within the set phrase "to raise a horn." The commentators are largely divided between literary-metaphorical and historical-literal interpretations, leaving the English translations with a confusing array of options. Analysis suggests that "to raise a horn" conveys elements common to both "metaphorical" and "literal-historical" usage with military significance. Particular attention is given to the syntactical significance of vv. 13-14 of Ps 148. Analysis concludes with the Final Doxology (FD) of the Psalter (MT: Pss 146-50; LXX 145-50), where it is argued that the sociopolitical reality of exile and Diaspora returnees complements the militaristic theme of 48:14a, evidenced from the surrounding FD. The identity of "horn" in this set phrase describes the judgment of Israel's enemies while simultaneously proclaiming Israel's restored reputation on an international scale.
Pericopes Psalms 148,13-148,14
Terms קרן
רוּם
κέρας
ὑψόω
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