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Bibil Identifier bibil:204415
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Psalm 51 and the Criticism of the Cult
Title (English, ) Does This Reflect a Divided Religious Leadership?
Author Groenewald, Alphonso
Journal Old Testament Essays (Volume: 22, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 47-62 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The aim of this publication will be twofold: Firstly, to view Psalm 51, especially those verses which can be designated as cult-critical. Secondly, to indicate that the prophetic critique is part of a larger prophetic rhetoric to convict of sin, to explain God's plan, and to indicate the hope of salvation. The cult criticism of Psalm 51:18-19, however, is not a repudiation of the cult and cultic practices: the fact that a later redactor added the last two verses (Ps 51:20-21) after verses 18-19, proves this point. Therefore, it would be incorrect to see the prophetic critique of the priesthood as a sign that the priests and the prophets were incompatible, or that the prophets wanted to discredit and discard the temple cult.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Priest
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Prophets
Pericopes Psalms 51
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