Item description for Recalling a Story Once Told: An Intertextual Reading of the Psalter and the Pentateuch by John S. Vassar...
This book investigates the intertextual relationship between the Psalter and the Pentateuch. Intertextuality is a reading methodology that reveals various markers in the Psalter that guide the reader to the Pentateuch. The initial marker discerned guiding the reader from the Psalter to the Pentateuch is the five-fold division of the Psalter. This study then proceeds to examine the relationship between the initial psalm of each book of the Psalter and then exploring its relationship with a text from the five books of the Pentateuch. For example, Psalm 1 is read alongside the book of Deuteronomy, Psalm 42 evokes the book of Numbers, and Psalm 90 is connected with the Book of Exodus. The conclusion of the study looks ahead at the implications of this reading of the text. This book is a sustained, close reading of these important sections of the Hebrew Bible. It will be helpful in any academic setting or as an introduction to either the Book of Psalms or the Pentateuch.
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Studio: Mercer University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.16" Width: 6.28" Height: 0.74" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Mar 30, 2007
Publisher Mercer University Press
ISBN 0881460516 ISBN13 9780881460513
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More About John S. Vassar
JOHN S. VASSAR attended graduate school at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned an MA in Theology followed by a Ph.D. in Religious Studies at Baylor University. Since 2000, he has taught Religious Studies at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. He currently serves as chair of the Department of Fine Arts, Foreign Languages and Humanities.
John S. Vassar currently resides in Shreveport, in the state of Louisiana.