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By Donald K. Berry

A reader-oriented method presents a considerably unique approach of imaginative and prescient on Psalm 18 and Psalms research mostly. Reader-based interpretation is in comparison to traditional methodologies through 4 separate analyses of Psalm 18: a textual research, a form-critical explication, a rhetorical research, and an experimental reader-oriented research regarding the subsequent options. at first, the parts of the textual content are regarded as networks of signs for the reader. Secondly, the text's speech acts are remoted and typified. Thirdly, the traditional and modern contexts for the examining of the psalm are tested. The reader-oriented research culminates in views upon Psalm 18. The psalm might be learn as a ritual speech act played by means of the group of historic worshippers, or as a lyric poem that every modern reader reports by way of id with the speaker. The concluding bankruptcy stories all the methodologies, comparing strengths and weaknesses, in addition to interrelationships between tools.

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3. Dahood, Psalms. 4. C. Culley, Oral Formulaic Language in the Biblical Psalms (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1967), p. 118. 5. Oral Formulaic Language, pp. 10-20. 6. Oral Formulaic Language, p. 14. 7. A. Berlin, The Dynamics of Biblical Parallelism (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1985), p. 18. 8. R. Jakobson, 'Grammatical Parallelism and its Russian Facet', Language 42 (1966), pp. 399-429. 9. Geller, Parallelism, p. 1. 2. Textual Study 57 others, for confusing three aspects of parallelism.

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Psalmen, p. 69. Briggs and Briggs, Psalms, p. 154. Briggs and Briggs, Psalms, p. 154. Cross, 'Studies', p. 146. Buttenwieser, Psalms, p. 463. Gunkel, Psalmen, p. 69. Briggs and Briggs, Psalms, p. 154; and Cross, 'Studies', p. 146. Cross, 'Studies', p. 146. Stuart, Studies, p. 12. 2. Textual Study 35 preposition is present to connect it with , so unwarranted changes are necessary in v. 13 when the word pair is attached to this verse. Without the phrase, no insurmountable problems exist with either verse, nor is there any appreciable loss in meaning.

Gregory; Boston: Crocker & Brewster, 1829), pp. 35-36. 6. L. Kugel, The Idea of Biblical Poetry: Parallelism and its History (New 2. Textual Study 55 Based on such authorities, the approach to meter in this book will be fluid. The major words (basically nouns and verbs, but including other parts of speech as necessary) have been counted and a six-word pattern has been detected for each set of parallel lines, designated '3+3' meter. '3+3+3' designates those parallel lines which are made up of three members (as in vv.

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