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Title: The Coherence of Psalms 15-24
Author(s): SUMPTER, Philip
Volume: 94 Issue: 2 Date: 2013
This article develops recent arguments that Psalms 15-24 constitute a relatively self-contained sub-collection that is chiastically arranged. It seeks to uncover the logic underlying the arrangement by attending to three points: 1) the manner in which the content of each psalm is 'expanded' and 'brought forward' in its chiastic parallel; 2) the nature of the relation between the framing psalms (15; 19; 24) and those that intervene; 3) the significance of David and Zion. In short, it argues that the editors were concerned to situate David within his true theological context.