“Better is the little that the righteous has than the abundance of many wicked” (Ps 37:16) : social and moral stratification in late Persian-period Judah as reflected by Psalm 37

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dc.contributor.author Botha, Philippus Jacobus
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-04T09:06:12Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.description.abstract This paper offers a social-scientific analysis of Psalm 37, aiming to define its ideological purpose and textual strategy. The psalm is also read as part of the sequence of Pss 35–37 as it was arranged by the editors of Book I of the Psalms. Financial deprivation and public humiliation of a moral upright minority by an immoral upper class seem to have caused growing discontent and feelings of aggression among the psalmist’s in-group. The author of Psalm 37 assumes the role of a wisdom teacher in order to reprimand, exhort and encourage members of the in-group to stay true to their faith under trying circumstances. en_ZA
dc.description.department Ancient Languages en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2021-03-01
dc.description.librarian am2020 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://journals.co.za/content/journal/semit en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Botha, P.J. 2020, '“Better is the little that the righteous has than the abundance of Many Wicked” (Ps 37:16) : social and moral stratification in late Persian-period Judah as reflected by Psalm 37', Journal for Semitics, vol. 29, no. 1, pp.1-18. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1013-8471 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2663-6573 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.25159/2663-6573/6946
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/76701
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Unisa Press en_ZA
dc.rights © Unisa Press 2020 en_ZA
dc.subject Psalm 37 en_ZA
dc.subject Social-scientific analysis en_ZA
dc.subject Wisdom psalm en_ZA
dc.subject Righteous en_ZA
dc.subject Wicked en_ZA
dc.title “Better is the little that the righteous has than the abundance of many wicked” (Ps 37:16) : social and moral stratification in late Persian-period Judah as reflected by Psalm 37 en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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