Psalm 47: Particularism and universalism. Jahwe is our king and king
of all the earth:
In this article, Psalm 47 is considered from a text immanent perspective
and particular attention is given to the morphological, syntactical, stylistic
and semantic facets of the psalm. Although problems of interpretation
experienced in respect of Psalm 47 are the same as those for the so-called
enthronement psalms, this article concentrates mainly on those research
problems that are peculiar to this psalm. Psalm 47 is a hymn comprising of
two parallel strophes (w. 2-6 and 7-10). The reason for the exhortations to
praise is the fact that in his deeds of salvation towards Israel, Yahweh has
also proved himself to be the mighty, universal king. Psalm 47 probably
dates from the exilic or post-exilic period.
Continued 2001 as 'Verbum et Ecclesia'
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