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Bibil Identifier bibil:221438
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Psalms 69:33-34 in the Light of the Poor in the Psalter as a Whole
Author Groenewald, A.
Journal Verbum et Ecclesia (Volume: 28, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2007
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2007
Year (Copyright) 2007
Year (Reference) 2007
Language English
Pages 425-441 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Psalter has very often been regarded as the prayer book of the poor. In the Psalms God is portrayed as the saviour of the poor, their hope, their stronghold and liberator – whether these are prayers of an individual or prayers of the community. The high concentration of the term(s) for the “poor” in the Psalter, in relation to the rest of the books of the Old Testament (OT), indeed indicates a profound affinity for the “poor” in the Psalter , which is an indication that the Psalter underwent a redaction of the “theology of the poor”. In this article the focus will be on Psalm 69, as it seems to have undergone a “redaction of the poor”. The main focus will be on the verses 33 and 34, as they, specifically, contain terminology of the “poor”. Special attention will also be given to the different terms used for the poor in this text.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Poor
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Psalms
Pericopes Psalms 69,33-69,34
Terms אֶבְיוֹן אביון
עָנָו ענו עניו
עָנִי עני
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