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Title: Psalm 132
Subtitle: Zion’s Well-Being
Author(s): BOOIJ, Th.
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 90    Issue: 1   Date: 2009   
Pages: 75-83
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.90.1.3188894

Abstract :
Psalm 132, a text from the later pre-exilic time, is about the well-being of Zion and its faithful. This well-being, essentially David’s, is grounded on the presence of YHWH in Zion. It is realized when YHWH looks friendly upon the Davidic king. The first part of the psalm (vv. 1-10) asks for this favour on the strength of David’s hardships to find for his God a place to dwell. The second part (vv. 11-18) is an answer to the first. The psalm is an introit-song, composed for the festival of Sukkoth. Expressing notions that remained important to the religious community, it was reintroduced after the exile to be used at the same festival.

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