By David M. Howard, Robert L. Foster
This selection of essays advances psalms reviews via a concerted specialize in the persuasive target of psalmic poetry, and it deals distinctive views on rhetorical units in the psalms. those essays contain discussions not just of constitution, literary units, and rhetorical recommendations, however the authors additionally discussion with classical rhetoric, sleek psalms study, and present tendencies in rhetoric and cognitive science.
half One discusses a number of theoretical matters. a number of articles speak about lament in the psalms, together with the functionality of appeals to pathos, lament's reimbursement for monotheistic piety, and the necessity for extra recognition to the laments' poetry and rhetoric to appreciate their which means. different essays deal with the psalmists' self-presentation, the ideological id of the depraved in the psalms, faunal imagery in regards to tenor and car, the topoi relating to God in name to compliment psalms, the functionality of gaps in prayers for support, and the rhetoric of kingship psalms as makes an attempt to cajole readers of the legitimacy and efficacy of kingship.
half includes rhetorical analyses of a number of psalms or psalm pairs, every one with distinct emphases. those contain a dialogue of Psalm eight from a physically point of view, the character and implication of nature language inside Psalm 23, the constitution of Psalm 102 inside of e-book IV of the Psalter besides its theology and lament, the forensic case of Psalms one hundred and five and 106 emphasizing the function of narrative in forensic rhetoric and evaluating the implications with classical rhetoric, and an research of the rhetorical target of Psalm 147, subjected to advancements inside cognitive technology.
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16 "My Words Are Lovely" Vindicate me when I call, O God of my innocence! You gave me room when I was in distress. Be gracious to me, and hear my prayer. Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You gave me room when I was in distress. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer. How long, O wealthy accusers, shall my reputation suffer reproach? How long will you love empty lies and seek after untruths? How long, you idolaters, shall my God suffer shame? How long will you love false gods And seek after their lies?
54 Even Gerstenberger noted, "Textual problems abound in w. 55 For reasons of space, I have limited the illustration to two differing views, both of which fall under what I above termed historical approaches to setting. But from the above descriptions of differing theological and canonical approaches to 54. Craigie, Psalms 1-50, 79. 5 5. Gerstenberger, Psalms, Part 7,54. JACOBSON "The Altar of Certitude" 17 setting, the reader should be able to imagine how the interpretive options—and thus the interpretive problems—multiply exponentially once divergent theologically and canonically framed settings are entertained.
53 Here, the speaker is a liturgical leader; the opponents are worshipers of false gods; the setting is the temple, specifically a liturgical entrance liturgy. ) is said to be a plea for God to hear, typical of any prayer for help. The title for God, *p1X TT^X, is understood as a relational term rather than a moral or forensic term. The term "my honor" ('TOD) is said to mean "my God," as the term does in Ps 3:4. pn does not refer to false accusations but to empty objects of worship. The call to "know" is understood in light of its use in Hos 4:1, where it is a call to obey typical of prophetic calls to obedience (lini; cf.
My Words Are Lovely: Studies in the Rhetoric of the Psalms (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies,Volume 467) by David M. Howard, Robert L. Foster