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Bibil Identifier bibil:208598
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) A Forgotten Reference to Divine Procreation? Psalm 2:6 in Light of Egyptian Royal Ideology
Author Granerød, Gard
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 60, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 323-336 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The author discusses whether or not MT Ps 2:6 (in particular the verb נסך) reflects Egyptian royal ideology as the one evident in "Ptah's Decree to Ramesses". He tentatively concludes that the verse historically reflects a concept where the god procreates the human king. Semantically, the verb נסך might originally have denoted the emission of semen, either after the model of or at least in a way comparable to "Ptah's Decree to Ramesses" (c. 13th-11th centuries BCE). The common translation by means of a legal term "to install" etc. reflects the LXX. LXX Ps 2:6 might represent a theological correction of what the translators considered to be a case of an intolerable anthropomorphism in the Hebrew text.
DOI 10.1163/156853310X498980
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Son of God
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Egypt : Religion
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Themes : Kingship
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : King
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Greek Versions : Septuagint
Pericopes Psalms 2,6
Terms נָסַך נסך
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