New PDF release: Memories of Asaph: Mnemohistory and the Psalms of Asaph

By Karl N. Jacobson

Although the Psalms of Asaph (Pss. 50, 73‒83) include a focus of old referents exceptional within the Psalter, they've got hardly attracted sustained historic curiosity. Karl N. Jacobson identifies those psalms as containing cultic historiography, old narratives written for recitation in worship, and explores them via mnemohistory, getting to how the prior is remembered and to the rhetorical functionality of recitation within the cultic atmosphere. Jacobson describes mnemohistory on the intersection of reminiscence and historical past, explores the singularity of the rhetorical and formals features of remembrance within the Asaph fabric, and discusses “residual mnemohistory,” fabric that isn't deliberately known as to remembrance. Jacobson exhibits that Asaph “remembers” the previous as a circulation from henotheism to a extra orthodox kind of Yahwism because the middle reminiscence that informs a brand new ancient scenario for worship individuals. by means of describing the “way Asaph remembers,” Jacobson highlights symbolic and individualized components of the psalms’ mnemohistorical paintings that prior form-critical ways did not recognize.

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By Karl N. Jacobson

Although the Psalms of Asaph (Pss. 50, 73‒83) include a focus of old referents exceptional within the Psalter, they've got hardly attracted sustained historic curiosity. Karl N. Jacobson identifies those psalms as containing cultic historiography, old narratives written for recitation in worship, and explores them via mnemohistory, getting to how the prior is remembered and to the rhetorical functionality of recitation within the cultic atmosphere. Jacobson describes mnemohistory on the intersection of reminiscence and historical past, explores the singularity of the rhetorical and formals features of remembrance within the Asaph fabric, and discusses “residual mnemohistory,” fabric that isn't deliberately known as to remembrance. Jacobson exhibits that Asaph “remembers” the previous as a circulation from henotheism to a extra orthodox kind of Yahwism because the middle reminiscence that informs a brand new ancient scenario for worship individuals. by means of describing the “way Asaph remembers,” Jacobson highlights symbolic and individualized components of the psalms’ mnemohistorical paintings that prior form-critical ways did not recognize.

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