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Old Testament Essays

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SMITH, Kevin G.  and  DOMERIS, William R.. The Arrangement of Psalms 3-8. Old testam. essays [online]. 2010, vol.23, n.2, pp.367-377. ISSN 2312-3621.

An exhaustive analysis of Psalms 3-8 suggests that the editors of the Psalter juxtaposed psalms on the basis of link words. The headings and verbal links suggest that Psalms 3 and 7 belong together, as do Psalms 4-6. In this article, we propose that the editors formed this collection by inserting Psalms 4-6 between Psalms 3 and 7, which were neighbours in another collection. The strong verbal links between Psalms 3 and 4 provide the rationale for this merger. They then rounded off this miniature collection by joining Psalm 8 to Psalm 7, based on the hook word "name. "

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