The Return of the King
:The clear structure of psalm groups in Psalms 107-150 can be interpreted as signaling a renewed hope in the royal/Davidic promises. Each psalm group of Book V is organized around a theme or key word that is related to the...
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:The clear structure of psalm groups in Psalms 107-150 can be interpreted as signaling a renewed hope in the royal/Davidic promises. Each psalm group of Book V is organized around a theme or key word that is related to the royal/Davidic hope in the earlier sections of the Psalter: Psalms 107-118; Psalm 119; Psalms 120-137; Psalms 138-145; Psalms 146-150. These words and themes figure prominently at the major seam psalms of the Psalter - Psalms 1-2 and 89. Thus, the content and subject matter at the end of the Psalter is integrally related to the content and subject matter at the beginning. The editorial-critical method used by Snearly is an extension of the method used by David M. Howard, Jr. in The Structure of Psalms 93-100. Snearly also draws from recent insights in the fields of poetics and text-linguistics in order to establish a linguistically based foundation for reading the Psalter as a unified text. The methodology emphasizes parallel features, with special focus on key-word links. This method advances editorial criticism by not only discerning links within a group but also showing that those links do not occur with the same frequency outside of the group.
- :list Of Tables Acknowledgementsabbreviations Abstract Chapter 1. The Return Of The Kingpart I - Backgroundchapter 2. Editorial Criticism's Crisis Of Credibility Chapter 3. Picking Up The Pieces: Best Practices In Editorial Criticism Chapter 4. New Avenues: The Way Forward For Editorial Criticism Part Ii - Book V In Perspectivechapter 5. Research On Book V: The State Of The Field Chapter 6. Reading From The Beginning: The Book Of Psalms As Book Part Iii - Research Analysis Chapter 7. Forever Faithful: Yahweh's Covenant Loyalty In Psalms 107-118 Chapter 8. Yahweh's Torah And The King: Royal Emphasis In Psalm 119 Chapter 9. Return To Zion: The Locus Of Messianic Rule In Psalms 120-137chapter 10. The End Mirrors The Beginning: The Davidic Connection Between Books I-iii And Psalms 138-145 Chapter 11. Coda: Psalms 146-150 As The Conclusion Of The Psalter Part Iv - Conclusionchapter 12. Messianic Hope In Comparable Jewish Literature Appendix 1 Bibliography