Psalm 56 read within its literary context in the Psalter and its connections with King David

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dc.contributor.author Potgieter, J.H. (Johan Hendrik), 1952-
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-10T07:36:38Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-10T07:36:38Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.description.abstract The heading of Ps 56 connects the psalm with “David,” and specifically with the time when he was “seized” by the Philistines in Gath. The psalm can be described as a lament with a strong emphasis on trust in God and praise for his word. This article investigates the reasons why the editors made this connection with the experience of David and how the intertextual connections this heading creates modifies the hermeneutical horizon of the psalm. It is suggested that the psalm, in view of its heading, serves to exonerate David from the fear that he experienced according to 1 Sam 21:13. It also focuses the attention of its readers on the way in which David triumphed in a situation of unjust persecution through his trust in Yahweh in order to walk freely in praise of God. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2015 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://reference.sabinet.co.za/sa_epublication/oldtest en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation J. H. (Henk) Potgieter, “Psalm 56 Read within its Literary Context in the Psalter and its Connections with King David,” Old Testament Essays (New Series) 28 no. 3 (2015): 760-776. DOI: http://dx.DOI.org/ 10.17159/2312-3621/2015/v28n3a12. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1010-9919
dc.identifier.other 10.17159/2312-3621/2015/v28n3a12.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/51763
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 God en_ZA
dc.subject Praise en_ZA
dc.subject Lament en_ZA
dc.subject Psalm 56 en_ZA
dc.title Psalm 56 read within its literary context in the Psalter and its connections with King David en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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