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Bibil Identifier bibil:225195
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Dwelling Brothers, Oozing Oil, and Descending Dew: Reading Psalm 133 Through the Lens of Yehudite Social Memory
Author Chomyn, Lauren
Journal Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament (Volume: 26, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 220-234 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper examines the ways in which Psalm 133 contributes to and is shaped by social memory in Yehud. By reading this psalm as a voice within a larger discourse of cultural memories, the images of brothers dwell-ing together, flowing oil, and dew can be understood to fit within a standard narrative structure according to which the Yehudite community fashioned its stories, highlighting a sense of continuity between Israel’s perceived golden age and its anticipated utopian future. In this paper, I argue that through the collective reliving of shared memories, the community was able to virtually participate in the glorious existence that it perceived to be due to it as YHWH’s chosen people, contributing to a sense of collective identity.
DOI 10.1080/09018328.2012.730204
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Themes : Judaea
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Identity
Pericopes Psalms 133
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