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Bibil Identifier bibil:252554
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Conceptualizing Distress in the Psalms
Title (English, ) A Form-Critical and Cognitive Semantic Study of the צרר1 Word Group
Title (English, Abbreviation) Conceptualizing Distress in the Psalms
Author Rasmussen, Michael D.
Series Gorgias Biblical Studies (Volume: 66)
Year (Publication) 2018
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2018
Year (Copyright) 2018
Year (Reference) 2018
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 53680
Place 224.1.01
Publishing house Gorgias Press
Place Piscataway, NJ
ISBN 978-1-4632-0610-9
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xviii Pages
294 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract Psalms containing lexemes derived from the Hebrew root צרר (to bind, be in distress) reveal a previously-unnoticed generic subgroup in the Psalter. Through structural and cognitive linguistic principles, Rasmussen explores issues related to genre, Hebrew grammar, and syntax in order to arrive at a set of three cognitive domains of “powerlessness,” “palpable threat,” and “entreaty” which are relatively unique to psalms that include צרר lexemes. Rasmussen also makes suggestions about the editorial process of the Hebrew Psalter, concluding that after the Babylonian exile, distress was more strongly associated with divine discipline and displeasure, whereas before the exile it was more associated with declarations of innocence.
DOI 10.31826/9781463237080
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Psalms
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Synchronic Methods
Terms צָרַר צרר
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