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Verbum et Ecclesia

On-line version ISSN 2074-7705
Print version ISSN 1609-9982

Verbum Eccles. (Online) vol.31 n.1 Pretoria  2010

http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ve.v31i1.431 

ORIGINAL RESEARCH

 

'The Word of Yahweh is right': Psalm 33 as a Torah-psalm

 

 

Phil J. Botha; J. Henk Potgieter

Department of Ancient Languages, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Correspondence

 

 


ABSTRACT

This article investigates some of the similarities between the Torah-psalms and Psalm 33. It is suggested that the 'Torah-psalms' should be re-contextualised and understood as part of a post-exilic endeavour to provide an interpretation of the emerging 'canon' of Hebrew scripture for the faithful of the late Persian period. Psalm 33 can also be counted amongst the literary products of this endeavour. The service it rendered to its audience was to establish a connection between Yahweh's work of creation, his redemption of Israel and his divine rule over all the world through the power of his 'word'.

Keywords: Psalm 33; Torah-Psalms; composition of the psalter; inner-biblical Exegesis; Exodus 15; Deuteronomy 32


 

 

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Correspondence:
Phil Botha
Department of Ancient Languages, University of Pretoria
Pretoria 0002
South Africa
Email: phil.botha@up.ac.za

Received: 07 Sept. 2010
Accepted: 27 Oct. 2010
Published: 08 Dec. 2010

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