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Bibil Identifier bibil:238139
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Creating Meaning in the Present by Reviewing the Past: Communal Memory in the Psalms of Solomon
Author Gordley, Matthew
Journal Journal of Ancient Judaism (Volume: 5, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Language English
Pages 368-392 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article examines Psalms of Solomon with an eye toward how these compositions may have functioned within the setting of a first-century B. C. E. Jewish community in Jerusalem. Several of these psalms should be understood as didactic hymns providing instruction to their audience through the medium of psalmody. Attention to the temporal register of Pss. Sol. 8, 9, and 17 shows how the poet’s use of historical review and historical allusion contributed to a vision of present reality and future hope, which the audience was invited to embrace. Issues relating to the place of these psalms in the tradition of Solomonic discourse are also addressed insofar as they contribute to the didactic function of this psalm collection.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to Old Testament Characters or Events : Texts : Solomon : Psalms of Solomon
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Memory
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