Monday, January 16, 2012

Deeper Psalms, Deeper Response

Since psalmodic response is the ultimate theological dynamic, knowing the Psalms in order to respond to them is.....

This is valuable for some, and should be more valuable for many and we follow Weber's dynamic of 1--Charismatic leader, 2--What would the leader do, 3--Rationalization, 4--Substantial rationalization.

I copied this conclusion:

'The acrostics utilize sophisticated literary techniques unparalleled in the
ancient Near East70
and perhaps in any non-prophetic literature. The
interpretive strategy presented here, as an alternative to impulsive textual
emendations, has helped in explaining the other anomalous acrostics and
has shed much light on other psalms which employ word counts and other
intricate literary techniques. This article is the first in a series that will
attempt to explicate all the acrostics in Psalms and Lamentations. The
missing Nun in Ps 145, the reversal of the letters ע and פ in Lam 2, 3, and 4,
and the twenty two letters of Lam 5 are all explained as literary techniques
using the same system we set out in this paper.'

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