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Author Jacobson, Karl N., 1969-

Title Memories of Asaph : mnemohistory and the Psalms of Asaph / Karl N. Jacobson
Published [Place of publication not identified] : AUGSBURG FORTRESS, 2017
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Contents 1. Introduction and history of interpretation -- 2. Theoretical considerations : history and communal memory -- 3. Mnemohistory and the Asaphite corpus -- 4. How Asaph remembers -- 5. Psalm 78 : the heart of what Asaph remembers -- 6. What Asaph remembers -- 7. Excursus : residual memories in the Asaphite corpus -- 8. Conclusions : why Asaph remembers
Summary Although the Psalms of Asaph (Pss. 50, 73-83) contain a concentration of historical referents unparalleled in the Psalter, they have rarely attracted sustained historical interest. Karl N. Jacobson identifies these Psalms as containing cultic historiography, historical narratives written for recitation in worship, and explores them through mnemohistory, attending to how the past is remembered and to the rhetorical function of recitation in the cultic setting. Asaph "remembers" the past as a movement from henotheism to Yahwism as the core memory that informs a new historical situation for worsh
Subject Bible. Psalms, L -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Form Electronic book
ISBN 1506418724 (electronic bk.)
9781506418728 (electronic bk.)