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Bibil Identifier bibil:245121
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Formation of the 'Book' of Psalms
Title (English, ) Reconsidering the Transmission and Canonization of Psalmody in Light of Material Culture and the Poetics of Anthologies
Author Willgren, David
Series Forschungen zum Alten Testament. 2. Reihe (Volume: 88)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature XA 578/88
Place 224.1.08
Publishing house Mohr Siebeck
Place Tübingen
ISBN 978-3-16-154787
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xvii Pages
491 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract In this study, David Willgren attempts to provide answers to two fundamental questions in relation to the formation of the ‘Book' of Psalms: “how?” and “why?”. The first relates to the diachronic growth of the collection (how are these processes to be reconstructed, and on what grounds?), while the second relates to questions of purpose (to what end are psalms being juxtaposed in a collection?).
By conceptualizing the ‘Book' of Psalms as an anthology, and by inquiring into its poetics by means of paratextuality, David Willgren provides a fresh reconstruction of the formation of the ‘Book' of Psalms and concludes, in contrast to the canonical approach, that it does not primarily provide a literary context for individual psalms. Rather, it preserves a dynamic selection of psalms that is best seen not as a book of psalms, but as a canon of psalms.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Psalms
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Qumran - Dead Sea : Texts
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Qumran - Dead Sea : Texts : Texts : 11Q - Qumran Cave 11 : 11Q5-9 - Psalms
Pericopes Psalms 1-2
Psalms 72,20
Psalms 145-150
Terms אָמֵן אמן
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