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Bibil Identifier bibil:212835
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Translation of Psalm 89:13 and Its Implications
Author Venter, Pieter M.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 61, Issue: 1-2)
Year (Publication) 2005
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2005
Year (Copyright) 2005
Year (Reference) 2005
Language English
Pages 531-544 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Psalm 89:13a can be translated: “You created north and south.” However, it can also be translated as “Zaphon and Yemin you created,” In the former case the phrase is seen as an indication of the extensiveness of the earth. In the latter the translation points to the mythological form of the hymn section (Ps 89:2-19) in which it appears. This article chooses for the mythological alternative and substantiates this position from the northern toponyms used in the hymn and the hymn’s obvious mythological structure.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Mythology
Pericopes Psalms 89,13
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