Following the “tracks of righteousness” of Psalm 23

Show simple item record Botha, Philippus Jacobus 2015-08-31T08:08:11Z 2015-08-31T08:08:11Z 2015
dc.description.abstract This article argues that possible connections between Ps 23 and Proverbs have been overlooked to a large extent. It is well-known that the author of the psalm has appropriated the image of Yahweh as a shepherd of his people (used in connection with the exodus and also at the return from exile) and applied it to his personal relationship with Yahweh. But the psalm also describes the life of the individual worshipper as a journey and this metaphor seems to have important connections with Proverbs and wisdom psalms. It is argued that the expression “tracks of righteousness” possibly displays a direct link to Prov 2:9 and 4:11 and that this could imply that the author of Ps 23 fused the metaphor of Yahweh as a shepherd (and as a host) with that of Yahweh as a guide on the road of life so that the suppliant is portrayed as a righteous person. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2015 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Phil J. Botha 2015, 'Following the “tracks of righteousness” of Psalm 23,' Old Testament Essays, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 283-300. DOI: 10.17159/2312-3621/2015/v28n2a5. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1010-9919
dc.identifier.other 10.17159/2312-3621/2015/v28n2a5.
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Old Testament Society of South Africa en_ZA
dc.rights Old Testament Society of South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Psalm 23 en_ZA
dc.subject Road metaphor en_ZA
dc.subject Tracks of righteousness en_ZA
dc.subject Proverbs en_ZA
dc.subject Wisdom en_ZA
dc.title Following the “tracks of righteousness” of Psalm 23 en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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