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By David Willgren

during this examine, David Willgren makes an attempt to supply solutions to 2 primary questions in terms of the formation of the 'Book' of Psalms: 'how?' and 'why?'. the 1st pertains to the diachronic development of the gathering (how are those strategies to be reconstructed, and on what grounds?), whereas the second one pertains to questions of goal (to what finish are psalms being juxtaposed in a collection?).
by means of conceptualizing the 'Book' of Psalms as an anthology, and through inquiring into its poetics via paratextuality, David Willgren presents a clean reconstruction of the formation of the 'Book' of Psalms and concludes, not like the canonical process, that it doesn't basically supply a literary context for person psalms. fairly, it preserves a dynamic collection of psalms that's most sensible obvious now not as a book of psalms, yet as a canon of psalms.

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