The structure and homogeneity of Psalm 32

Show simple item record Potgieter, J.H. (Johan Hendrik), 1952- 2015-02-06T09:02:29Z 2015-02-06T09:02:29Z 2014-11
dc.description.abstract Psalm 32 is widely regarded as a psalm of thanksgiving with elements of wisdom poetry intermingled into it. The wisdom elements are variously explained as having been present from the beginning, or as having been added to a foundational composition. Such views of the Gattung have had a decisive influence on the interpretation of the psalm. This article argues, on the basis of a structural analysis, that Psalm 32 should be understood as a homogeneous wisdom composition. The parallel and inverse structure of its two stanzas demonstrate that the aim of its author was to encourage the upright to foster an open, intimate relationship with Yahweh in which transgressions are confessed and Yahweh’s benevolent guidance on the way of life is wisely accepted. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Potgieter, J.H., ‘The structure and homogeneity of Psalm 32’, HTS Teologiese Studies/ Theological Studies 70(1), Art. #2725, 6 pages. http:// v70i1.2725. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v70i1.2725
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_ZA
dc.rights © 2014. The Authors.Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Structure en_ZA
dc.subject Homogeneity en_ZA
dc.subject Psalm 32 en_ZA
dc.title The structure and homogeneity of Psalm 32 en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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