The Psalms of Asaph and the Pentateuch by Michael D. Douglas Goulder

The Psalms of Asaph and the Pentateuch by Michael D. [Douglas] Goulder soon to be available at the exceptional BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Number 3 in the series.

From the cover: The Asaph psalms (50, 73-83) are a unity. They often call God Elohim and El, and the people Joseph, as Amos does; they appeal to Israelite history, the exodus and the covenant; they are written in the face of military catastrophe.

In this suggestive and brilliant work, Goulder argues that they were composed in Bethel in the 720s for use as the psalmody for the autumn festival. This gives us vital new evidence for the history of the Pentateuch: there was at Bethel a historical tradition from at least the time of the oppression in Egypt to the Solomonic Empire; the Asaphites took this tradition to Jerusalem and their descendants were the Deuteronomists.

In the Studies in the Psalter series.

Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper heavily tanned and spotted on the verso. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is slightly shelf-cocked. Text complete, clean and tight.

Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 378 [6] pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.

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