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Psalmody and Poetry in Old Testament Ethics

Format: Digital
Publisher:
, 2014
ISBN: 9780567282675
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Overview

Questions arise from scholarly debate in Hebrew Bible ethics such as: What is Old Testament ethics? What is the object of study? What are the methods involved and how normative are Old Testament ethics for modern contexts? These questions advance crucial issues in the quest for understanding ethics of the ancient Hebrew mind and the problem of how to contextualize them in a modern setting.

This book begins by exploring the relationship between the Old Testament and ethics, as well as a philosophical discussion on meta-ethical presuppositions on divinity and morality in the Psalter. The main part of the book reflects analyses of specific psalms (Psalms 16; 34; 50; 72; 104; and 133). The core of this section reflects an illustration of psalm texts with the thematic focus on Hebrew ethical thinking. Included are a few contextual contributions discussing relevant ethical issues in Africa from an African perspective. In the final section two exemplary poetic texts from the Pentateuch (Deut. 32) and the Prophets (Jer. 5) reverberate ethical thinking from other parts of the Hebrew canon.

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  • Explores the relationship between the Old Testament and ethics
  • Reflects an illustration of psalm texts with the thematic focus on Hebrew ethical thinking
  • Discusses relevant ethical issues in Africa from an African perspective

Dirk Human is head of biblical and religious Studies at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and is the author of Psalms and Liturgy.

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