Dualing (Read: Dueling) Psalmos

Karl N. Jacobson

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 8/6/2020

Paired Article (Face to Face): Dualing (Read: Dueling) Psalmos

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

One of the features of Hebrew poetry in the Old Testament is the use of repetition, which some modern readers find irksome. Some psalms seem to be repeats of previous ones. But differences between these “dual” psalms suggest subtle changes that lead to deeper and more nuanced interpretation.

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