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Old Testament Essays

On-line version ISSN 2312-3621
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DONGMO, Folifack. Le Psaume 15: Psaume sapientiel?. Old testam. essays [online]. 2013, vol.26, n.1, pp.86-110. ISSN 2312-3621.

The literary genre of Ps 15 has been for quite a long time among scholars topic for discussion. This Psalm has been classified since the works of Gunkel and Mowinckel as an entrance liturgy or Tora liturgy. Using comparison with the Decalogue and exploring reflexive and structural dimensions of the psalm, this article tries to enlighten sapiential dimensions of Ps 15. In fact Ps 15 together with the nucleus of texts that gave birth to the Decalogue belongs to a tradition originating from sapiential milieu. The conclusion is that this psalm is a sapiential psalm though it may have served in liturgical settings.

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