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Psalm Studies
Mowinckel, Sigmund
Biddle, Mark E., translator

Atlanta: SBL Press, 2014 pp. xii + 491. Volume 1 $59.95

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Description: Sigmund Mowinckel is widely recognized as one of the leading forces in Psalms research during the twentieth century. Indeed, the culmination of Mowinckel’s thought and work, The Psalms in Israel’s Worship, continues to play a significant role in Psalms scholarship today. Not as well known are the seminal studies that prepared the ground for Mowinckel’s later work, the six Psalmenstudien that are translated here into English for the first time. In the first volume Mowinckel explores with care and in detail such topics as: “'Awen and the Psalms of Individual Lament” and “YHWH’s Enthronement Festival and the Origin of Eschatology.” Anyone interested in Psalms study, especially the possible role of the New Year’s enthronement festival within Israel’s cult and its relation to the Psalter, will find much to consider in these classic works.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Writings, Literature, Psalms

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Review by Phil J. Botha
Published 11/10/2016
Citation: Phil J. Botha, review of Sigmund Mowinckel, Psalm Studies, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2016).

Review by Ralph K. Hawkins
Published 11/10/2016
Citation: Ralph K. Hawkins, review of Sigmund Mowinckel, Psalm Studies, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2016).

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