By Hans Kraus
As a pastor i locate myself turning to this quantity frequently while within the Psalms. Kraus reports the Psalter thematically, that's a piece tiresome while learning a unmarried Psalm, yet still, so important in his grouping jointly of thoughts, phrases, words, and so forth. even if there floor periodically (but now not usually) touches of historicial-critical technique and findings, this quantity represents the various best theology paintings at the OT Hymnal. He even incorporates a advantageous divulge at the NT use of Psalms. unsure how the common layperson with none Hebrew wisdom may locate this paintings, yet definitely, there's meat the following for them to discover and eat smilingly.
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Extra info for Theology of the Psalms (Continental Commentaries)
The word Π31ΏΧ (emunah) also testifies to the perfection ofYahweh which is made known in his constancy and reliability. The synonymous parallelism in Ps. " Again it is a matter of the dependability of all that Yahweh says and does. InPs. TX3 ("in righteousness") is parallel to Π31ΏΧ2 ("in truth"). " There is nothing arbitrary in Yahweh. In his freedom he is the one who is reliable and true to his community. His promises concerning the future are sworn HJiatO ("in truth," Ps. 89:49; cf. 132:11).
But what does it mean to say "primarily" or "in the foreground" of a concept? The vision of the God who is enthroned on the heights of the earth is not something in the foreground; it forms the background, and includes the heavenly perspective. " The mystery of the "inclusion of the heavenly perspective" is not a mythological analogy but a revelatory event. It is indisputable that mythological metaphors are involved. They must be recognized as such and be interpreted in terms of the history of religion.
The concept of the divine king who is enthroned above the heavenly ocean (Vnfc) has its roots in mythology and in the rhetoric and metaphors of divination. "The Lord sits enthroned over the flood; the Lord sits enthroned as king forever" (Ps. 29:10; Begrich, 1964). God's throne rises, as it were, on columns out of the heavenly floods. V), where he reigns (Ps. 104:3). All these concepts contain rudiments of the ancient Near Eastern worldview, in which the blue of the heavens, from which the rain falls, is regarded as the heavenly ocean.