Saturday, June 06, 2020

Psalm 117

DUELING NARRATIVES: “Praise YHWH All You Nations”: Psalm 117 (Prof. Mark Zvi Brettler,
Short does not mean simple: Psalm 117 is one of the more difficult psalms. It is only two verses long and exhorts non-Israelites to praise YHWH. Why would such a psalm be written? A look at the worldview of the exilic prophet Deutero-Isaiah provides one answer, while reading this psalm together with the beginning of Psalm 118 provides another.

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