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Bibil Identifier bibil:212805
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Vorlage of Psalm 45:6-7 (44:7-8) in Hebrews 1:8-9
Author Steyn, Gert 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 1085-1003 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The origin and text form of Psalm 45:6-7 (44:7-8) in Hebrews 1:8-9 are investigated. On a tradition-historical level it is established that Psalm 45:1-2b was quoted in 4Q171 in early Judaism, but in early Christianity, prior to Hebrews, no evidence of quoting Psalm 45 has been found. Messianic connections might have prompted the author to use it. On a text-critical level, new manuscript evidence is assessed and variant readings are discussed. It is concluded that the author himself made minor changes to his text without following another Vorlage. Insofar as Jesus is being called “God” by God himself, Psalm 45 confirmed to the author of Hebrews the divinity of Jesus. The royal imagery, righteous rule and eternal throne are christologically applied.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Qumran - Dead Sea : Texts : Texts : 4Q - Qumran Cave 4 : 4Q171.173 - Pesher Psalmsa.b
Pericopes Psalms 44,7-44,8
Hebrews 1,8-1,9
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