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Bibil Identifier bibil:219579
Publication Type Journal article
Title (Afrikaans, Long) Ironie as sleutel tot die verstaan van Psalm 14
Title (English, Long) Irony as Key to the Interpretation of Psalm 14
Author Botha, P.J.
Journal Verbum et Ecclesia (Volume: 16, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 1995
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 1995
Year (Copyright) 1995
Year (Reference) 1995
Language Afrikaans
Pages 16-27 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Gattung of a psalm is generally still regarded as the key to its interpretation. Since Psalm 14 shows relatedness to a number of different genres, inter alia to wisdom literature and prophecy, there is little or no consensus on how it should be interpreted. It is argued in this paper that the textual strategy of a poem such as Psalm 14 should be regarded as the key to its interpretation rather than a genre classification. Through a poetic analysis of Psalm 14 it is shown that irony plays such a key role in the psalm. Cognizance of this feature of the psalm focusses attention on its coherence and unity and opens up a new avenue of understanding.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Irony
Pericopes Psalms 14
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