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Bibil Identifier bibil:224534
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Psalm 68: Structure, Composition and Geography
Author Knohl, Israel
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 12, Issue: 15)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 21 pages.
Abstract This article discusses the composition, structure, and geography of Ps 68. An earlier form of the psalm is preserved in verses 5-34; the framing verses were added by the scribes responsible for the “Elohistic” Psalter. Ps 68:5-34 is characterized by a numerical pattern of 70 cola arranged concentrically. Contrary to the prevalent view, the psalm is not about the rivalry between mountains. “Sinai,” in this psalm, is not the name of a mountain but a divine name, and the battle referred to takes place in the area between Mt Bashan-Hermon and Mt Zalmon, i.e., in the Golan Heights.
DOI 10.5508/jhs.2012.v12.a15
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Synchronic Methods : Structural Analysis (Analyse structurelle)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Geography
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Diachronic Methods : Redaction Criticism (Redaktionsgeschichte)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Mountain
Pericopes Psalms 68
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