Reading, singing and praying the law: an exploration of the performative, self-involving, commissive language of Psalm 101

Moeller, Karl (2008) Reading, singing and praying the law: an exploration of the performative, self-involving, commissive language of Psalm 101. In: McConville, J. Gordon and Moller, Karl, (eds.) Reading the law: studies in honour of Gordon J. Wenham. The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies, 461 . T & T Clarke International, London, pp. 111-137. Full text not available from this repository.

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Abstract

The title of the present collection of essays, Reading the Law, reflects Gordon Wenham's long-standing interest in the Pentateuch or Torah in biblical ethics and in biblical criticism and hermeneutics, that is, in how we read the biblical texts. More recently, Wenham has turned his attention to "the ethics inculcated by the Psalms, an area that seems to have been largely overlooked by recent biblical scholarship". In the present study I intend to make a small contribution to the long overdue exploration of this area by considering the function of the statements in Ps 101 that talk about the king's determination to observe the standards of God's law.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: T & T Clarke International
ISBN: 9780567026422
Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Institute of the Arts > Humanities
Pre 2016 Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Arts and Humanities
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2011 15:57
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 14:46
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/766

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