Reblogging for this perspective.
Introduction to the Text:
When the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947, there were some additional Psalms, one of which was Psalm 155 (keep in mind that the typical Bible only has 150 Psalms). It was likely written in the 1st century BCE. Although it is impossible to determine authorship, there is a specific element I wish to draw attention to after having read How Repentance Became Biblical by David Lambert. Regarding 11QPsᵃ 155 (11Q=Cave 11 at Qumran, Ps=Psalms), there is a later Syriac translation (5ApocSyrPs 3). This later translation is irrelevant for this study because I hope to demonstrate something about the greater theological landscape through the earlier text.
Here is the text that I am examining:
5 Build me up;
and do not cast me down.
6 And do not abandon (me)
before the wicked ones.
7 The rewards of evil,
may the Judge of Truth remove…
View original post 525 more words