The Psalms of the Return (Book V, Psalms 107-150): Studies in the Psalter, IV

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A&C Black, Apr 1, 1998 - Religion - 352 pages
Book V of the Psalter (Psalms 107-150) divides into three, with the Songs of the Ascents (120-134) as the central section, and the first and third units following parallel structures (historical, Davidic, alphabetical, Hallel psalms). The units are all compositions of the Return period: 107-119 for the reconstruction of the Temple, 120-134 for Nehemiah's wall-building, 135-150 for Ezra's mission. Psalms 120-134 follow the episodes of Nehemiah's 'memoir', in order. All three groups show evidence of evening-morning alternation, and were intended for festal use: 107-118 at the Passover of Ezra 6, 120-134 at the Tabernacles of Nehemiah 12, 135-150 at Ezra's Tabernacles (Neh. 8).
 

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Contents

Preface
7
Abbreviations
11
Book V of the Psalter
13
THE SONGS OF THE ASCENTS AND NEHEMIAH
19
PSALMS 107119 AND THE RECONSECRATION OF THE TEMPLE
115
PSALMS 135150 AND EZRA
211

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About the author (1998)

Michael Goulder is Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Birmingham.