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Elohim Within the Psalms : Petitioning the Creator to Order Chaos in Oral-Derived Literature (Reprint)

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The issue of the so-called Elohistic Psalter has intrigued biblical scholars since the rise of the historical-critical enterprise. Scholars have attempted to discover why the name Elohim is used almost exclusively within Pss 42–83, and in particular they have attempted to identify the historical circumstances which explain this phenomenon. Traditionally, an original Yhwh was understood to have been replaced by Elohim.

Frank-Lothar Hossfeld and the late Erich Zenger propose that the use of the title Elohim is theologically motivated, and they account for this phenomenon in their redaction-historical work. Wardlaw here builds upon their work (1) by integrating insights from Dell Hymes, William Miles Foley, and Susan Niditch with regard to oral-traditional cultures, and (2) by following the text-linguistic approach of Eep Talstra and Christof Hardmeier and listening to canonical texture as a faithful witness to Israel's religious traditions. Wardlaw proposes that the name Elohim within the Psalms is a theologically-laden term, and that its usage is related to pentateuchal traditions.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 190
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Bible / Criticism + Interpretation / Old Testament, Bible / Hermeneutics, Bible / Language Studies
Series Title: Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Jr. Terrance R. Wardlaw
Language: English
Street Date: May 19, 2016
TCIN: 51289485
UPC: 9780567669155
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-8267
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