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Bibil Identifier bibil:224527
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Hearing Psalm 102 within the Context of the Hebrew Psalter
Author Witt, Andrew
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 62, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 582-606 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Along with recent scholarship which is concerned with reading the book of Psalms as a whole, this article analyzes Psalm 102 within its canonical, literary context. It focuses on two main areas. First, the superscription. It identifies the speaker as the “afflicted,“ who is a suffering royal Davidic figure associated with Psalms 88-89 and 101, 103. Second, the paper moves throughout the rest of the psalm, making observations concerning thematic and lexical relationships between the psalm and its immediate context. It concludes that Psalm 102, alongside 101, functions as a meditative response of the afflicted Davidic king to the questions posed in Psalm 89. As such, it provides an important literary hinge, without which the lamenting questions of Book III could not turn into affirmations of YHWH's love and praise throughout Books IV-V.
DOI 10.1163/15685330-12341000
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Psalms
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Monarchy
Pericopes Psalms 102
Psalms 101
Psalms 89
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