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Bibil Identifier bibil:248884
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Functions of Psalms and Prayers in the Late Second Temple Period
Title (English, Abbreviation) Functions of Psalms and Prayers
Editor Pajunen, Mika S.
Editor Penner, Jeremy
Series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (Volume: 486)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 35/486
Place 221.08
Publishing house De Gruyter
Place Berlin/Boston
ISBN 978-3-11-044774-3
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages ix Pages
506 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract When thinking about psalms and prayers in the Second Temple period, the Masoretic Psalter and its reception is often given priority because of modern academic or theological interests. This emphasis tends to skew our understanding of the corpus we call psalms and prayers and often dampens or mutes the lived context within which these texts were composed and used. This volume is comprised of a collection of articles that explore the diverse settings in which psalms and prayers were used and circulated in the late Second Temple period.
The book includes essays by experts in the Hebrew bible, the Dead Sea scrolls, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, and the New Testament, in which a wide variety of topics, approaches, and methods both old and new are utilized to explore the many functions of psalms and prayers in the late Second Temple period. Included in this volume are essays examining how psalms were read as prophecy, as history, as liturgy, and as literature. A variety methodologies are employed, and include the use of cognitive sciences and poetics, linguistic theory, psychology, redaction criticism, and literary theory.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Prayer
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Psalms
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