A cursory look through the Psalter finds quite a few allusions to occasions in Israel's literary heritage. whereas quite a number literary and oral assets have been evidently on hand to psalmists, the relationships among those assets and the psalmists' ultimate paintings are extra imprecise. bearing on those relationships, quite a few questions stay unanswered:
• How strictly did the psalmists reflect their assets?
• What varieties of adjustments did they make (additions, omissions, etc.)?
• Did they change the which means in their assets of their personal compositions?
Departing from the extra classical methods to discovering the psalms--engaging within the selection of Sitz im Leben and Gattungen--this intertextual examine addresses the aforementioned matters by way of targeting a bunch of psalms linked to Israel's exodus culture (105, 106, one hundred thirty five, and 136). via a close comparability of lexical correspondences among the psalms and different biblical texts, including a relative relationship of every psalm, the learn identifies literary resources hired via the psalmists. It also contains a shut studying of every psalm to set up the solidarity and that means of every composition. Emanuel then analyzes and categorizes lexical variances among each one psalm and its resources, offering capability causes for adjustments came across among the 2, and revealing how the psalmists reinterpreted their biblical assets.
"David Emanuel's very worthwhile examine offers huge perception into the intertextual relationships among the Psalms and the pentateuchal narratives in addition to the capacity during which old Judah interpreted and realized the debts of its foundational history."
--Marvin A. Sweeney
Professor of Hebrew Bible
Claremont Lincoln collage and Claremont tuition of Theology
"Dr. David Emanuel examines using the exodus motif in chosen Psalms of the Psalter. during this scholarly and insightful exam, the reader sees how the psalmist reutilizes and reshapes previous biblical ancient occasions for reasons of worship and compliment. This ebook offers a great version of intertextual and diachronic research for students and severe Bible scholars. I heartily suggest this booklet to all!"
Assistant previous testomony Professor
Alliance Theological Seminary (New York City)
David Emanuel is Assistant Professor of previous testomony at Nyack university in Manhattan.