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Between Sheol and Temple: Motif Structure and Function in the I-Psalms
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Between Sheol and Temple: Motif Structure and Function in the I-Psalms

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Sheffield Academic Press 1995

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As against traditional cultic and sociological interpretations of the “I” Psalms, this original study stresses the “I” as a literary figure. Yet on the other hand, the historical interest of the traditional models is retained, here with emphasis on original function and intent. There is a common set of central motifs related to the “I”-figure, most easily discernible when referring to categories of locality. The “I” is depicted in a sacred landscape of contrasting localities—Sheol and Temple connected by the concept of Way. This motif structure deploys an ideological language in which the “I” figure is an embodiment of a religious paradigm, that attests a process of actualization and integration. The religiosity of these texts is of a mystical character, pointing to some religious practice of intense personal character aimed at experience of a divine reality. No doubt the social location of such experience was among the elite, but some texts hint at a possible democratization of the religious practice they portray.

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  • Title: Between Sheol and Temple: Motif Structure and Function in the I-Psalms
  • Author: Martin Ravndal Hauge
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Pages: 314

About Martin Ravndal Hauge

Martin Ravndal Hauge teaches in the Institute of Biblical Studies at the University of Oslo.