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Bibil Identifier bibil:212790
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Psalm 101
Title (English, ) Inaugural address or social code of conduct?
Author Botha, Phil J.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 60, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2004
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2004
Year (Copyright) 2004
Year (Reference) 2004
Language English
Pages 725-741 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The article presents a literary and social-scientific analysis of the text of Psalm 101. The ideological purpose of the text seems to have been more than a mere declaration of intent made by someone about to ascend the throne. It also seems to have provided a code of conduct for an in-group of Yahweh worshippers, perhaps particularly so at a later stage of its usage. It uses royal and divine authority to demarcate the boundaries of that group and to establish a religious and social ethos for its members. Moral wholeness and social and religious integrity seem to have been the ideal characteristics of a member of this group of people whose existence is vindicated through this psalm.
Pericopes Psalms 101
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