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Bibil Identifier bibil:213189
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Reading Psalm 117 against an Exilic Context
Author Snyman, Fanie
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 61, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 109-118 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Psalm 117 is a well-known and at the same time an unknown psalm. It is a well-known psalm because it is known as the shortest psalm in the Psalter. Psalm 117 is also an unknown psalm. There is little reflection on this mini-psalm. This contribution offers an exegesis of Psalm 117 paying attention to the extent, text critical matters, structural features, literary genre, setting in life and tradition material referred to. The article argues for an exilic reading of the psalm over and above the usual post-exilic dating of the psalm.
DOI 10.1163/156853311X551510
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Exile
Pericopes Psalms 117
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