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Old Testament Essays

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Old testam. essays vol.25 n.1 Pretoria  2012

 

Suffering, Psalms and allusion in Daniel 9

 

 

H. J. M (Hans) van Deventer

North-West University

Correspondence

 

 


ABSTRACT

In a religious context, the book of Psalms is often read in order to find some form of consolation and comfort in a situation of distress. This article uncovers a similar function, in an ancient context, for a number of individual psalms. It investigates the intertextual links between the book of Daniel, written during a period of crisis in the second century B.C.E., and a compendium of religious poetry available at that time. Several allusions to specific Psalms are found in Daniel 9. Furthermore, chapter 9 occupies a special place in the book of Daniel.


 

 

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Correspondence:
H. J. M. (Hans) van Deventer
Subject Group Theology, School of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Humanities
North-West University (Vaal Triangle Campus)
P. O. Box 1174, Vanderbijlpark, 1900
E-mail: Hans.vanDeventer@nwu.ac.za