The Canonical Shape of Psalms 1-14

Philip Sumpter
2019 Old Testament Essays  
This article seeks to demonstrate the logic of the arrangement of Psalms 1-14. It does so inductively by working through each psalm in sequence in order to identify semantic patterns indicating intentional canonical shaping. It will be argued that Pss 1-2 establish the primary concern of the editors, namely the shape of the divine economy of salvation. The following psalms function to elucidate, develop, and further contextualise the reader's understanding of that economy. A hermeneutical key
more » ... provided by the surprising transition from Ps 2 to 3.
doi:10.17159/2312-3621/2019/v32n2a14 fatcat:5cgcmtlktjbizolncoj6vlovba