Is the Psalmist Angry at God? Psalm 88 and the Absent Nose

Rachel Wrenn

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 8/6/2020

Paired Article (Face to Face): Is the Psalmist Angry at God? Psalm 88 and the Absent Nose

Issue: Sola Structura: Essays Honoring Mark Throntveit (Vol. 40, No 3, Summer, 2020)

Biblical scholars have only recently begun to explore the uses of emotion in understanding the Scriptures, and how the analysis of emotion furthers the understanding of the biblical texts. As an emotion, anger can express both disappointment with God and desire for God’s presence.

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