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Old Testament Essays

On-line version ISSN 2312-3621
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POTGIETER, J.Henk. "David" in consultation with the prophets: The intertextual relationship of Psalm 31 with the books of Jonah and Jeremiah. Old testam. essays [online]. 2012, vol.25, n.1, pp.115-126. ISSN 2312-3621.

Psalm 31 seems to be a late post-exilic text. It displays numerous similarities with other psalms, and also with the prophetic books of Jonah and Jeremiah. This paper proposes to investigate the nature of the literary relationship with the prophetic books in an attempt to establish the direction of influence and to determine the reasons why the psalm seems to have been composed as a kind of literary anthology. It would seem that the group of people who were responsible for composing Ps 31 also contributed towards the insertion of the confessions of Jeremiah and the prayers of Jonah.

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