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Bibil Identifier bibil:245274
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) In Rememberance of God’s Messiancic Vessel – Body and Space in Psalm 151
Author de Bruyn, Joseph Jacobus
Journal Biblische Notizen (Volume: 168)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Language English
Pages 163-183 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Applying cognitive linguistics to the text of Ps 151 is indispensable for our understanding of the
song. Studying the author’s use of ‘spatial’ and ‘bodily’ markers such as ‘small’, ‘brothers’, ‘hands’, ‘head’, and a few other spatial features makes it possible to reconstruct the narrative into a ‘cognitive spatial and bodily framework’. In this particular exegetical framework, Ps 151 can be described as a conflict raging between an earthly authority / power and the God of Israel. Through this conflict David is recreated as a vessel or embodiment of God’s authority. During the process of recreation David is elevated from a human-space structural environment to partake in God’s god
-space. In the conflict between God and the earthly powers, God’s god-space is invaded and threatened. According to this psalm, God Himself takes action and recreates David as a vessel to restore his authority and order on earth.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Greek Versions : Septuagint
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Body
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