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Title: Psalms 120-136
Subtitle: Songs for a Great Festival
Author(s): BOOIJ, Th.
Volume: 91 Issue: 2 Date: 2010
Psalms 120-134, the 'Songs of Ascents', are a functional unity. In early rabbinical tradition concerning the Great Hallel, they seem to be linked with Psalms 135 and 136; in the texts themselves this connection is quite clear. The Songs, as a collection, and the two psalms of praise apparently stem from the later post-exilic period, when they were used during the festival of Sukkoth. The Songs were recited in processions to the sanctuary; the psalms of praise were part of the liturgy proper.