The Poetry and Religion of the Psalms

The Poetry and Religion of the Psalms

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...of Israel, or for songs in which the city of Jerusalem and the Temple worship 1 Expositor, Fifth Series, vol. i. p. 33 ff. 2 See Gen. xviii. 2; Judges iv. 17; 2 Sam. ix. 7 ff.; Job xxxvi. 16J; Is. xxv. 6. should have a prominent place. And there are reasons of no little weight to lead us to suppose that some of these distinctive ideas may well have, precisely from the time of David, become themes of song. CHAPTEB IX. SUBJECTIVE ELEMENT IN THE PSALTER. Before pursuing our present argument further, it is proper to pause here and consider the situation which has arisen. We have claimed that poetical compositions exhibiting the characteristic features of the existing Psalms may have arisen in the preexilian period, and also that there was no lack of occasion for them in the circumstances of the people and in the occurrences of their history in the preexilian time. But if this be so, it might be expected that there would be no great difficulty in detecting the occasions of the psalms, and so determining the time and circumstances in which they were composed. That there is such a difficulty, however, is sufficiently proved by the great discrepancy that exists in the periods to which different critics refer the same compositions. It is important to inquire into the cause of this discrepancy. It may be that an examination of the question will throw some light on the validity of the methods that have been employed. When whole centuries intervene between the dates to which different critics assign the same psalms, it is not inappropriate to ask whether the critics are on the right track, or are not undertaking an impossible task. When each individual is so confident in his conclusions, it is not unreasonable to suggest that the grounds of the confidence...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236516036
  • 9781236516039