By Carleen Mandolfo
Studying the dialogic constitution of biblical psalms of lament, this e-book develops observations approximately voicing out of the paintings of Mikhail Bakhtin, applied to re-examine the theological expression of lament psalms in addition to elements of Israel's rhetorical courting with its deity. What emerges is a theology that provides voice to the strain that existed among religion in a god who practises ideal "hesed," or covenantal loyalty, and the adventure of God's failure to uphold his facet of the discount.
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Weiser, The Psalms, p. 150, also comments on the tense that leads him to call Pss. 9 and 10, together, 'a prayer of supplication'. 23. As M. Buss points out, form critics expect a rigidity of form that is not natural to genres. Genres may be, in fact, fairly fluid configurations: '[A] "genre" is a probabilistic structure and not an "all-or-nothing" structure.
In the column designated 'speaker' the persona responsible, rhetorically, for the discourse is listed. No attempt will be made at this point to establish this identity with any certainty, but only terms that are descriptive of the role they play in the psalm will be used. Since I have chosen to 2. The understanding of cult assumed in this study will be fully detailed in a later chapter. For now, cult or cultic will merely mean pertaining to the (mainly public) religious sphere. 3. In particular, though, I tend to follow Gerstenberger' s terminology as found in Psalms.
6. Although v. 7 may belong to the same speaker as vv. 5-6, and may eventually help us establish the identity behind the interjections, its content is of secondary importance at this point because its rhetoric is not instructional in tone, nor is 7b even addressing humans. 8. A. A. Anderson and S. ), Priesthood and Cult in Ancient Israel (JSOTSup 125; Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1991), pp. 15-33, discusses how simchah is to be understood within a cultic/liturgical context and not as a spontaneous outpouring of emotion by the psalmist.
God in the Dock: Dialogic Tension in the Psalms of Lament (JSOT Supplement) by Carleen Mandolfo