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"With Length of Days I Will Gratify Him"
AbstractThe Bible has a variety of perspectives on old age. On the one hand, as exemplified in Ps 91(90):16 and 92(91):15, old age is a sign of God's blessing and the elderly are held in high regard as valuable, while on the other, as exemplified in Ps 39(38):5; 71(70):9; and 90(89):10, life is seen as fleeting and length of days as insignificant and the elderly fear neglect. The psalms held a high place in Augustine's Christian identity. This paper explores Augustine's use of these verses todoi:10.1163/18177565-00151p04 fatcat:crrmvnxz2jfbbf27uhur3h4eru