Psalms, Part 2, and Lamentations
PSALMS, Part 2, and LAMENTATIONS is Volume XV of The Forms of the Old Testament Literature, a series that aims to present a form-critical analysis of every book and each unit in the Hebrew Bible. Fundamentally exegetical, the FOTL volumes examine the structure, genre, setting, and intention of the biblical literature in question. They also study the history behind the form-critical discussion of the material, attempt to bring consistency to the terminology for the genres and formulas of the biblical literature, and expose the exegetical procedures so as to enable students and pastors to engage in their own analysis and interpretation of the Old Testament texts. This volume completes Erhard Gerstenberger's widely praised discussion of the psalms literature begun in Volume XIV, and includes as well an admirable study of the book of Lamentations. Gerstenberger interprets the different kinds of songs and prayers that comprise the book of Psalms in light of their sociohistorical settings and provides a concise formal and structural analysis of each biblical text based on an illuminating comparison with other ancient Near Eastern prayers and hymns. Seeing the biblical writings in relation to the social, cultic, religious, and theological conceptions of Israel's neighboring peoples allows contemporary readers to better grasp the purpose and spiritual meaning of the psalms and Lamentations to the Jewish community that composed them.
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acrostic Additional Bibliography Affirmation of Confidence Alten Testament ancient Biblical blessing Book of Lamentations Communal Complaint congregation congregational worship context Cultic Poetry David Deity Deut direct address discourse divine early Jewish Edom elements enemies exilic Exod expression faith Fest first-person formula genre God's Gott Gunkel Hallel Hebrew hymn hymnic hymnic affirmations idem imperative Imprecation individual complaint initial plea Introduction to Cultic Introduction to Psalms Invocation Israel Jerusalem king Lamentations listing at Additional listing at Introduction listing at Psalm liturgical liturgical agenda Mowinckel Neukirchener Neukirchener Verlag oracle participles passage person petition petitionary phrase plural postexilic prayer prophetic Psalm 89 Psalm l04 Psalmen Psalter Psaume ritual RSV 9 RSV l3 salvation sapiential seems Seybold singular song Structure MT NRSV Studien Summons to Praise Superscription suppliant temple thanksgiving theological tion Torah tradition TWAT Ugaritic verb words Yahweh yhwh Zion
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