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Bibil Identifier bibil:227297
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The profile of the rich antagonist and the pious protagonist in Psalm 52
Author Potgieter, J. Henk
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 69, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 7 pages.
Abstract In this article, a stichometric and poetic analysis of Psalm 52 is offered which forms the basis for a description of the character of the rich but crooked antagonist and the pious protagonist in the psalm. The profile of the pious in the psalm emerges largely as the inverse of the inclination and actions of the arrogant, rich antagonist who is addressed in the greater part of the psalm. The psalm is also read and interpreted against the background of the book of Psalms as a whole to argue that Psalm 52 is actually describing the opposition between the righteous and the wicked as it is typically found in Wisdom psalms.
DOI 10.4102/hts.v69i1.1963
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Psalms
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Poetry
Pericopes Psalms 52
Terms חָסִיד חסיד
צַדִּיק צדיק
Links Online document (PDF, English)
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