There is no author attributed in the Hebrew text, but Psalm 96 contains the middle verses of the psalm David sang for the entrance of the ark of the covenant into Jerusalem (1 Chronicles 16:23-33), suggesting that David was the author. A. A new song for all the earth to sing. 1. (1-3) Worshipping God with a new song. Oh, sing to the LORD a new ...
Psalm 67, as well as a number of other Biblical passages (both poetic and not) form a chiasm or chiasmus. I use the analogy of going up and back down stairs to try to explain this. If I ascend and descend three stairs, then the pattern is thus: 1, 2, 3, 2, 1.
In Psalm 96.4 ‘YHWH is great (compare 99.2; 145.3; 147.5). In Psalm 135.5 ‘YHWH is great’. The description therefore has divine overtones, especially in parallel with ‘the Son of the Most High’.
1 In the a beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was b without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3 And God said, c “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.
An example of simple chiasmus (Psalm 51:1): A Have mercy on me, O God B according to your steadfast love B’ according to your abundant mercy A’ blot out my transgressions. Chiasmus may be employed as the structuring principle for larger literary units. Genesis 1:1-2:3 is an example of extended chiasmus.
Oct 01, 1998 · This bibliography cites articles and books that discuss chiasmus in scripture and other literature. Thirty years in the making, it is the most exhaustive work of its kind ever completed. It lists about 900 works on chiasmus by author and title and includes full publication information.
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