Psalm 29 and Methodological Triangulation: What Can Ugaritic Parallels and Iconographic Motifs Add to the Interpretation of a Psalm?

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This article presents a discussion on the combination of methodologies and research methods in the investigation of Hebrew Bible texts, using Psalm 29 as a point of focus. The intention is to use both comparative texts from ancient Ugarit and iconographic depictions from Syrian glyptic to see whether a better understanding of the psalm may be reached through a triangulating methodological approach. The study of Psalm 29 in the context of Ugaritic texts is not novel, as the psalm was one of the first that was compared with the newly discovered texts from the Syrian site of Ras Shamra in 1929. Using iconographic evidence form the ancient world to illustrate texts of the Hebrew Bible is also nothing new, and the recently developed methodology of iconographic exegesis is taking an ever firmer foothold in the expanding methodological canon of Biblical Studies. However, these methods have not been used together in the investigation of Psalm 29 previously, and it is the conviction of the author that the interpretation of the psalm can be uniquely enriched by this combination of methods.
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TilaJulkaistu - 28 syyskuuta 2020
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