By Anneli Aejmelaeus, Ludwig Schmidt
Anneli Aejmelaeus" examine (pp. 1-117) specializes in the prayer part of the person grievance psalms. ranging from the Gunkel-Begrich research of style, she concentrates at the relevant prayer and its particular capabilities in those psalms. the writer reveals a inventory repertory for the psalm culture, consisting of many stereotyped expressions and using traditional language. This traditional language of prayers, she thinks, helps Robert Culley’s argument that psalms have been initially composed orally.
Ludwig Schmidt's monograph at the Joseph tale (pp. 121-295) is perhaps doomed to oblivion via its placement because the moment paintings during this quantity, and that destiny isn't altogether undeserved. it's one other technical workout in German biblical scholarship that seeks to collect within the culture of severe paintings at the Pentateuch and the Joseph tale. even if this can be obvious as development from the point of view of redaction feedback and culture historical past, it definitely bargains little within the manner of literary feedback or perception. One wonders why a modern exegete may hire the adjective “literary” for a learn similar to this. the reply needs to lie within the quite insulated and remoted personality and atmosphere of a lot of German scholarship.
There is an international of German exegetical studying to be present in this research, however it is a truly constrained global. Schmidt dissects the Joseph tale with a old knife. the ensuing research isn't “literary” since it doesn't specialise in language and tale as historic realities of their personal correct. it's not deconstructive since it cuts up the textual content with the intention to reassemble a putative ancient entity. it truly is easily extra of the usual factor.
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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.