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Psalmen und Chronik
Hartenstein, Friedhelm and Thomas Willi, editors

Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2019 pp. xxii + 434. $143.00

Series Information
Forschungen zum Alten Testament, 2/107

Description: The Books of Psalms and Chronicles open and close the ketubim in the Tanakh. They share some significant mutual linguistic and thematic threads, which demonstrate their cognate character in the Second Temple literature. This becomes even more obvious if one looks at both works as a special example of the relationship of poetics and prose in ancient Jewish tradition. Finally, it is important to note how the presentation of history in Chronicles uses Psalms (from the theocratic books 4 and 5) as interpreting doxologies while conversely certain Psalms show concepts of history comparable to 1–2Chr. This volume contains the contributions of an international conference held at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich where for the first time renowned scholars discussed aspects of the relationship between Psalms and Chronicles fundamentally and in detail. Contributors include Ehud Ben Zvi, Walter Dietrich, Judith Gärtner, Friedhelm Hartenstein, Jutta Hausmann, Frank-Lothar Hossfeld, Dirk J. Human, Bernd Janowski, Isaac Kalimi, Matthew J. Lynch, Hans-Peter Mathys, Reinhard Müller, Johannes Schnocks, Zipora Talshir, Beat Weber, Thomas Willi, and Hugh G. M. Williamson.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Historical Books, 1-2 Chronicles, Writings, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, Literary Approaches, Social-Scientific Approaches, Psalms

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Review by Manfred Oeming
Published 6/18/2020
Citation: Manfred Oeming, review of Friedhelm Hartenstein and Thomas Willi, eds., Psalmen und Chronik, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).


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