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David in distress [electronic resource] : his portrait through the historical Psalms / Vivian L. Johnson.

By: Johnson, Vivian L.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies: 505.; T & T Clark library of biblical studies: Publisher: New York : T & T Clark, c2009Description: 1 online resource (ix, 160 p.).ISBN: 9780567381859 (electronic bk.); 0567381854 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): David, King of Israel | Bible. Psalms -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible. O.T. Psalms -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible. O.T. Samuel, 2nd -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | David, King of Israel | Religion | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Wisdom Literature | David (roi d'Isra�el ; 1040?-0970? av. J.-C.) | Bible. A.T. Psaumes -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | David (Israel, K�onig) | PsalmenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: David in distress.DDC classification: 223.206 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- David and his family -- David and Saul -- David's madness -- David in the wilderness -- David's love of God -- Obscure Psalm titles -- Conclusion.
Summary: This book analyzes the thirteen historical psalms (3, 7, 18, 34, 51, 52, 54, 56, 57, 59, 60, 63, 142) in the Psalter that refer to crucial moments in King David's life as recorded in the Samuel narrative (1 Sam 16-1 Kings 2). Because most Psalms research focuses on the original setting, the so-called Sitz-im-Leben, of these late additions to the book of Psalms, they have received little attention. Using a text-based analysis, Johnson has found that these historical psalms focus on episodes of King David's life in which he experienced trouble. For example, Psalm 3 refers to the coup started by his son Absalom, Psalm 59 refers to the evening when Saul tried to kill David, and Psalm 57 refers to David's days as a fugitive fleeing from Saul. By highlighting situations of David during his times of distress, these historical psalms tend to recast him as a man who prayed to his God in every moment of difficulty. This recasting of David adds to the various portraits representations of David found in biblical narrative. --From publisher's description.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [146]-151) and indexes.

Introduction -- David and his family -- David and Saul -- David's madness -- David in the wilderness -- David's love of God -- Obscure Psalm titles -- Conclusion.

This book analyzes the thirteen historical psalms (3, 7, 18, 34, 51, 52, 54, 56, 57, 59, 60, 63, 142) in the Psalter that refer to crucial moments in King David's life as recorded in the Samuel narrative (1 Sam 16-1 Kings 2). Because most Psalms research focuses on the original setting, the so-called Sitz-im-Leben, of these late additions to the book of Psalms, they have received little attention. Using a text-based analysis, Johnson has found that these historical psalms focus on episodes of King David's life in which he experienced trouble. For example, Psalm 3 refers to the coup started by his son Absalom, Psalm 59 refers to the evening when Saul tried to kill David, and Psalm 57 refers to David's days as a fugitive fleeing from Saul. By highlighting situations