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Old Testament Essays

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Abstract

AUFFRET, Pierre. Connais mon coeur! Nouvelle étude structurelle du Psaume 139. Old testam. essays [online]. 2010, vol.23, n.2, pp. 215-234. ISSN 2312-3621.

The author has already tried twice (in 1982 and 1997) to reveal the literary structure of Psalm 139 while Marc Girard tried in 1994. Nevertheless, it seemed to him that one need to adjust the last proposition. In looking methodologically at the very small units and then into the more comprehensive sections, in order to arrive at an understanding of the entire psalm, the author inquires successively into verses 1-10, 11-12, 13-24 and then to the psalm in its entirety. It appears that around verses 11-12, Psalm 139:1-10 and 13-24 closely corresponds to each other and frames this central section, which is both original and well articulated in comparison to the two enclosing sections.

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