The King as Exemplar: The Function of Deuteronomy's Kingship Law in the Shaping of the Book of Psalms

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Overview

This book contributes to one of the more fruitful areas of Old Testament studies in recent years: the canonical study of the Psalter. It asks why the three psalms that focus on the torah (instruction) of Yahweh (Pss 1, 19, and 119) are associated with royal psalms and suggests that the answer lies in an editorial attempt to draw attention to Deuteronomy’s kingship law (Deut 17:14-20). This focus on the Pentateuch’s paradigm for kingship is meant not only to shape the psalmic presentation of the eschatological king but also to direct the reader to a piety that every believer should emulate—the king as exemplar for the people of God. This volume will be of interest to scholars of the Psalter, Deuteronomy, and intertextual studies as well as profitable reading for anyone interested in biblical perspectives on living as the people of God.

Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004130913
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Series: SBL - Academia Biblica Series , #17
  • Pages: 342
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.66 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Jamie A. Grant is Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Highland Theological College in Dingwall, Scotland.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xiii
Abbreviations xv
Introduction 1
Chapter 1 Methodological Considerations 7
1 Introduction 7
1.1 Outline of the Central Argument 10
2 Canonical Approach 11
2.1 Canonical Method in the Study of the Psalms 13
2.2 Identifying Editorial Agendas 14
2.3 The Question of Significant Placement 16
2.4 Cautionary Notes regarding Methodology 17
3 Choice of Psalms 20
3.1 Editorial Significance of Torah Psalms 20
3.2 Editorial Significance of Kingship Psalms 25
4 Comparative Method 27
4.1 Biblical Conversation 28
4.2 Which Deuteronomy? 30
5 Eschatological Rereading of the Psalms 33
Chapter 2 Torah-Kingship Theme in Psalms 1-2 41
1 Introduction 41
2 Analysis of Psalm 1 43
2.1 Deuteronomic Background to Psalm 1 43
2.1.1 Psalm 1 and the Shema 43
2.1.2 Centrality of Torah 45
2.1.3 Dependence on Yahweh 49
2.1.4 Eschatological Rereading of Psalm 1 50
2.1.5 Theology of the Two Ways 52
2.2 Assessment of the Theological Significance of Psalm 1 53
3 Analysis of Psalm 2 56
3.1 Deuteronomic Background to Psalm 2 57
3.1.1 The King's Dependence upon Yahweh 58
3.1.2 Psalm 2's Association with Psalm 1 60
4 Theological Significance of a Dtr Introduction to the Psalter 65
4.1 Deuteronomic Worldview 65
4.2 Kingship Law and the Psalms 66
5 Conclusion 69
Chapter 3 Torah-Kingship Theme in Psalms 18-21 71
1 Introduction 71
2 Choice of Psalms 18-21 72
3 Analysis of Psalm 18 74
3.1 Deuteronomic Background to Psalm 18 78
3.1.1 Appellatives 78
3.1.2 Theophany 80
3.1.3 Torah Centre and Declaration of Blamelessness 81
3.1.4 Theology of the Two Ways 84
3.1.5 Appellatives Again 85
3.2 Association of Psalm 18 and Psalms 1 and 2 86
3.2.1 Yahweh as Refuge 86
3.2.2 Torah and Delight 87
3.2.3 Theology of the Two Ways 88
3.2.4 Universal Dominion 88
3.2.5 Yahweh's Messiah 88
3.3 Conclusion regarding Psalm 18 89
4 Analysis of Psalm 19 89
4.1 Structure of Psalm 19 90
4.2 Deuteronomic Background to Psalm 19 91
4.2.1 Polemic 92
4.2.2 Torah Theology 93
4.2.3 Prayer of Psalm 19 and Personal Piety 95
4.2.4 Psalm 19 and Deuteronomy 4 96
4.3 Link between Psalm 18 and Psalm 19 97
4.3.1 Superscriptions 97
4.3.2 Appellatives 97
4.3.3 Characteristics of Yahweh and His Torah 98
4.3.4 Servant of the Lord 98
4.4 Association of Psalm 19 with Psalms 1 and 2 99
4.4.1 Expansion of Torah Theme 99
4.4.2 Psalm 19 as Example of Delight in Yahweh's Torah 100
4.4.3 Conceptual Associations 100
4.4.4 Kingship Theme 101
4.5 Conclusion regarding Psalm 19 101
5 Analysis of Psalms 20 and 21 102
5.1 Association of Psalms 20 and 21 104
5.2 Deuteronomic Content of Psalms 20 and 21 105
5.2.1 Name-Theology 105
5.2.2 Dependence upon Yahweh 107
5.2.3 Trust in Yahweh vs. Dependence in Military Power 108
5.2.4 Salvation/Victory Belonging to Yahweh 109
5.2.5 Covenant Theme in Psalm 21 110
5.3 Association with Psalms 18 and 19 112
5.4 Association with Psalms 1 and 2 112
5.4.1 Kingship-Torah Theme 113
5.4.2 Messiah Link 114
5.4.3 Prayer Theme 114
5.4.4 Theme of the Two Ways 115
6 Conclusion 116
6.1 Background in Deuteronomic Theology 116
6.2 Torah-Kingship Connection 116
6.3 Democratisation of the King 117
6.4 Limitation of the Power of the King 118
6.5 Torah-Prayer Link 118
Chapter 4 Torah-Kingship Theme in Psalms 118-119 121
1 Introduction 121
2 Selection of Psalms 118 and 119 122
3 Analysis of Psalm 118 125
3.1 Deuteronomic Influences in Psalm 118 127
3.1.1 Ps 118 as Entrance Liturgy 127
3.1.2 Eternal Hesed of Yahweh 129
3.1.3 Fearers of Yahweh 130
3.1.4 Trust in Yahweh 133
3.1.5 Yahweh as the Psalmist's Help 135
3.1.6 Trust in Yahweh-Not in Men/Princes 135
3.1.7 Surrounding Nations, Circumcision, Name Theology 137
3.1.8 Yahweh as Help and Salvation 139
3.1.9 This Day, Prosperity, Name Theology 140
3.1.10 Individual and Community 142
4 Psalm 118 in the Light of Psalms 1-2 and 18-21 143
4.1 Salvation of the Lord's Anointed 143
4.2 Dependence upon Yahweh 144
4.3 Yahweh as Refuge 145
4.4 Theology of the Two Ways 146
4.5 Prayer Theme 146
4.6 Torah-Piety 147
4.7 Conclusion regarding Psalm 118 148
5 Analysis of Psalm 119 148
5.1 Deuteronomic Influences on Psalm 119 157
5.1.1 Torah Synonyms 157
5.1.2 Language of Devotion 159
5.1.3 Dependence upon Yahweh and the Name of Yahweh 161
5.1.4 Yahweh as Refuge and Torah 163
5.1.5 Theology of the Two Ways 164
5.1.6 Meditation and Prosperity 166
5.1.7 Continuous Torah Meditation 168
5.1.8 Grace Enabling Obedience 169
5.1.9 The "I" of Psalm 119 as the Dtr King 171
6 Links between Psalms 118 and 119 175
6.1 Canonical 175
6.2 Lexical 176
6.3 Theological 180
7 Psalm 119 in the Light of Psalm Groupings 1-2 and 18-21 180
7.1 Torah-Piety 181
7.2 Meditation 182
7.3 Blessedness and Prosperity 183
7.4 The Two Ways 184
7.5 Prayer 185
7.6 Dependence upon Yahweh and the Kingship Law 186
7.7 Name Theology 186
7.8 Blamelessness of the King 187
7.9 Conclusion 187
8 Conclusion regarding Torah-Kingship Psalm Groupings 188
Chapter 5 The Kingship Law as a Paradigm 189
1 Introduction 189
2 Analysis of the Law of the King (Deut 17:14-20) 191
3 Kingship Law as Inherently Anti-Monarchic? 194
3.1 Introduction to the Kingship Law 194
3.2 Kingship and Yahweh's Choice 196
4 Characteristics of the King 198
4.1 Essential Equality: Democratisation 199
4.2 Restrictions on the Power of the King 201
4.2.1 Absolute Dependence upon Yahweh 202
4.2.2 Democratising Effect 205
4.3 Torah-Piety of the King 206
4.4 Essential Equality 210
4.5 Conclusion regarding the Characteristics of the King 212
5 The Kingship Law as a Paradigm in the Psalter 213
5.1 King as Chosen by Yahweh 214
5.1.1 Chosenness in Psalms 1-2 215
5.1.2 Chosenness in Psalms 18-21 215
5.1.3 Chosenness in Psalms 118-119 216
5.2 King's Dependence upon Yahweh 216
5.2.1 Dependence Theme in Psalms 1-2 217
5.2.2 Dependence Theme in Psalms 18-21 217
5.2.3 Dependence Theme in Psalms 118-119 218
5.3 King as Exemplar of Torah-Piety 218
5.3.1 Torah-Piety Theme in Psalms 1-2 219
5.3.2 Torah-Piety Theme in Psalms 18-21 219
5.3.3 Torah-Piety Theme in Psalms 118-119 219
5.4 Humility of the King 220
6 Conclusion 221
Chapter 6 The Editorial Placement of the Torah-Kingship Psalm Groupings 223
1 Introduction 223
2 Assessing Psalm Groupings: Conjunctive and Disjunctive Features 224
3 Psalms 1-2: Book I, the Davidic Psalter(s) and the Psalter 227
3.1 Disjunctive: Lack of Superscription 227
3.2 Conjunctive: Davidic King in Psalms 1-2 229
3.3 Conjunctive: Psalms 1-2 cf. Psalm 41 230
3.4 Conclusion regarding the Placement of Psalms 1-2 230
4 Psalms 18-21 within Book I of Psalter 234
4.1 Psalms 18-21: Central to Book I 239
5 Psalms 118-119: Central to Book V 240
6 Bracketing Function of Torah-Kingship Groupings 244
7 Excursus: A Brief Word about History 246
8 Conclusion 250
Chapter 7 Torah, Kingship and Democratisation 253
1 Introduction 253
2 Torah 255
2.1 Torah in the Psalms 256
2.1.1 Reading Torah in the Torah Psalms 259
2.1.2 Torah in the Psalms and the Pentateuch 261
2.2 Torah in Deuteronomy 265
2.2.1 "This Torah" in the Kingship Law 266
2.2.2 Sonnet on "This Torah" in Kingship Law 267
2.3 Torah and Relationship with Yahweh 270
2.4 Conclusion regarding Torah 271
2.5 Excursus: Translation of Torah 271
3 Kingship 273
3.1 Kingship in Torah-Kingship Psalm Groupings 274
3.1.1 Conclusion regarding Kingship in the Torah-Kingship Psalm Groupings 277
3.2 Kingship in the Kingship Law 278
3.3 Conclusion regarding Kingship 280
4 Democratisation 280
4.1 Democratisation of Torah and Kingship Psalms 281
4.1.1 Reinterpretation of Royal Psalms 282
4.1.2 Democratisation of the Torah-Kingship Psalm Groupings 284
4.2 Democratisation in the Kingship Law 286
4.2.1 The King as One of the Hebrew Brothers 286
4.2.2 Democratisation in Deuteronomy 287
4.3 Conclusion regarding Democratisation 288
5 Conclusion 289
Conclusion 291
Final Words 294
Bibliography 297
Author Index 313
Scripture Index 319
General Index 327
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