Interpreting ‘Torah’ in Psalm 1 in the light of Psalm 119

Show simple item record Botha, Philippus Jacobus 2013-04-22T07:18:35Z 2013-04-22T07:18:35Z 2012-11-08
dc.description.abstract This article argued that Psalm 37 and Proverbs 1–4 served as sources for the composition of Psalm 1. The emphasis in both donor texts on the righteous people’s inheriting the Promised Land seems to have imprinted also on Psalm 1, a factor that could change our understanding of it. All three contexts in turn played a role in the composition of Psalm 119, but whilst the author of this long psalm also understood the ‘Torah’ of Yahweh as the incarnation of true wisdom, it seems that ‘Torah’ also subsumed the Promised Land for him. The investigation showed that ‘Torah’ in Psalm 1 should be understood as an arch-lexeme for all the religious texts its author used to compose, similar to what was the understanding of the author of Psalm 119 a little later. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2013 en_US
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.format.extent 7 pages en_US
dc.format.medium PDF en_US
dc.identifier.citation Botha, PJ, 2012, ‘Interpreting “Torah” in Psalm 1 in the light of Psalm 119’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 68(1), Art. #1274, 7 pages. 10.4102/hts.v68i1.1274 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v68i1.1274
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en_US
dc.rights © 2012. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_US
dc.subject Psalm 119 en_US
dc.subject Torah en_US
dc.subject Prophets en_US
dc.title Interpreting ‘Torah’ in Psalm 1 in the light of Psalm 119 en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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