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Bibil Identifier bibil:220044
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) David of the Psalters: MT Psalter, LXX Psalter and 11QPsa Psalter
Author Ramantswana, Hulisani
Journal Old Testament Essays (Volume: 24, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 431-463 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The focus of this paper is on the Davidic figure as presented in the Psalters - the MT Psalter, LXX Psalter and 11QPsa Psalter. David of the MT Psalter is the same figure we encounter in the LXX Psalter and 1QPsa Psalter; however, it is David as he is remembered uniquely in each of the Editorial Variant Texts. The MT Psalter is compared with the LXX Psalter and 11QPsa Psalter. Contra Wilson, who argues that the MT Psalter deemphasises David when compared to the other textual witnesses, I argue that the MT Psalter is also susceptible to be read as a highly Davidic book. David is an important character in the Psalter and is the last of Israel's legendary figures mentioned within the bodies of the psalms. In the final analysis, the MT Psalter concludes with David, the sweet psalmist of Israel, remembered for directing Israel in the worship of Yahweh through unconditional praise, a praise resounding from every corner of the cosmos, Yahweh's temple.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Psalms
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Greek Versions : Septuagint
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : David
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Qumran - Dead Sea : Texts : Texts : 11Q - Qumran Cave 11 : 11Q5-9 - Psalms
Pericopes Psalms 89
Psalms 132
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