Daily Archives: May 18, 2011

Rolf Jacobsen on Direct Discourse in the Psalms

I read Rolf Jacobsen’s ‘Many Are Saying’: The Function of Direct Discourse in the Hebrew Psalter. What is Direct Discourse?  Essentially, it’s a quote.  When the Psalmist puts words into her enemies mouth, such as “Aha, Aha” (a statement without … Continue reading

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The Decalogue: The Reaction Against the Proto-Narrative

I’ve been doing a series on pages pages 275-278 of David Aaron’s Etched in Stone: The Emergence of the Decalogue.  These pages contain a summary of Aaron’s views on the stages of the Decalogue tradition.  Yesterday, I talked about the … Continue reading

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