Psalm 104 in the early Monarchy? Revisiting author and date

Show simple item record Pistorius, Hendrik Gerhardus 2020-02-14T08:01:24Z 2019
dc.description This article is a dissemination of the author’s PhD in Old Testament Studies under the supervision of Prof. D. J. Human, Department of Old Testament Studies, University of Pretoria. ( en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Akhenaten used a centralised cult and monolatrism to achieve political stability in Egypt. Hammurabi used Marduk as chief deity in Babylonia to centralise power and create political and religious stability in his kingdom. It is within this ancient Near Eastern tradition of using religion and one specific deity to achieve political stability that Psalm 104 finds its origins. The early Israelite monarchy found itself amidst uncertain political circumstances. The early kings used a centralised monarchy and monolatrism to achieve economic and political stability. The early Israelite government also used other Egyptian influences including governing methods, policies and the use of Egyptian scribes. The monarchy used cultic staff to communicate theologically sanctioned politics. Contact between Egyptian scribes and this cultic staff influenced by Canaanite heritage probably led to the production of a culturally diverse Psalm 104. en_ZA
dc.description.department Old Testament Studies en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2020-12-31
dc.description.librarian am2020 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Pistorius, H.G. 2019, 'Psalm 104 in the early Monarchy? revisiting author and date', Journal for Semitics, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 1-10. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1013-8471 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2663-6573 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.25159/2663-6573/5119
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Unisa Press en_ZA
dc.rights © Unisa Press 2019 en_ZA
dc.subject Psalm 104 en_ZA
dc.subject Political stability en_ZA
dc.subject Early Israelite monarchy en_ZA
dc.subject Egyptian influences en_ZA
dc.title Psalm 104 in the early Monarchy? Revisiting author and date en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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