Original Research

Psalm 84: ''n Dag in U voorhowe ...(?)'

W. S. Prinsloo
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 28, No 2 | a1494 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v28i2.1494 | © 1994 W. S. Prinsloo | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 June 1994 | Published: 11 June 1994

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W. S. Prinsloo,, South Africa

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Abstract

This article focuses on the most important problems posed by Psalm 84. An attempt is made to solve some of these problems by applying a text-immanent approach. The analysis indicates that although the psalm does not have a symmetrical or regular structure, it does show a definite cohesion and can he divided into a few stanzas, namely verses 2-3, 4, 5-8, 9-11, and 12-13. To be in the presence of the Yahweh, is the psalm's central theme. The chief function is to express the psalmist's longing for the temple and the presence of the lord. However, a text-immanent reading does not resolve the questions as regard's the psalm's historical or cultic Sitz.

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