By Harry P. Nasuti
At a time whilst the point of interest of Psalms examine has more and more shifted from the form-critical issues of Hermann Gunkel and his fans, Defining the Sacred Songs argues for the ongoing significance of style as an interpretative type within the post-critical period. Drawing on insights from the Psalms' lengthy interpretative culture, Nasuti is ready to convey a clean viewpoint at the function that the style definition of those texts performs in either modern scholarship and the lifetime of the groups that use them. the result's a greater appreciation of the extraordinary strength of the Psalms and a brand new un. Read more...
summary: At a time whilst the point of interest of Psalms learn has more and more shifted from the form-critical issues of Hermann Gunkel and his fans, Defining the Sacred Songs argues for the continuing value of style as an interpretative classification within the post-critical period. Drawing on insights from the Psalms' lengthy interpretative culture, Nasuti is ready to deliver a clean point of view at the position that the style definition of those texts performs in either modern scholarship and the lifetime of the groups that use them. the result's a greater appreciation of the odd energy of the Psalms and a brand new un
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T h e typical wording contrasts the dishonourable methods of the enemy with Yahweh's righteous fight. When Yahweh is fighting in his wrath, the enemy shall fall into his own trap (16-17). Of this the petitioner may be sure on the basis of what was said in verses 13-14, and there is no need to postulate a missing link of an oracle or the like. A correct understanding of 21®' κί>~πκ suffices to restore logic and meaning to the psalm. The imperative form of the verb 31!? occurs not only in Ps 7 but also in Ps 6:5 (naw), (80:15) ( » r a w ) , (85:5) ( u a w " ) , (90:13) (naw), and 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 Cf.
The two verbal forms in Ps 51:9 '3XBW1 and '103371 which are usually considered to be subjunctives of the second person singular. This is, however, not necessary, particularly since no imperative form precedes. 3 Petitions Connected with the Priestly Blessing Encouraged by the frequent appearance of one of the clauses of the priestly blessing Num 6:24-26 in the imperative form '33Π, we shall proceed by asking whether other such connections exist. The first blessing in Num 6:24 Π1Π' "pin' »Yahweh bless you« is found several times in the psalms in the third person wish form (Ps 29: 11, 67:2,7,8, 1 1 5 : 1 2 ^ , 1 3 , 128:5, 134:3)," but only once converted into the imperative prayer in Ps 28.
107 See particularly Schmidt 1928, Delekat 1967, Beyerlin 1970. 108 Gemser VTSuppl III (1960), 120-137 (particularly 128). See also Gamper 1966, 234236. 10 ' Seeligmann VT Suppl. XVI (1967), 277. 110 Ibid. 276-278. Cf. Babylonian parallels to the petitions in question, which often refer to illness; Mayer 1976, 221-225. 111 See p. 20 note 42. 1,2 See particularly Gamper 1966; Gemser VT Suppl III (I960), 120-137. 113 '33Π3 '303 nans 'Jlpn Si 39 26:2,(139:23) 26:2 26:2 (139:23) (139:23 bis) In the case of Ps 26, one of the verbs used η υ is primarily connected with the work of a goldsmith, so that the metaphor is not purely judicial here, either.