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Title: Psalm 65 as Non-Appropriation Theology
Author(s): VAN WIERINGEN, A.L.H.M.
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 95    Issue: 2   Date: 2014   
Pages: 179-197
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.95.2.3186109

Abstract :
The biblical perspective that a receiver of God's promises is not allowed to claim these promises is called non-appropriation theology. Psalm 65 can be read as an example of this non-appropriation theology. The 'I'-character does not claim the fertile Land but can only speak about the abundance of the harvest of their wheat (v. 10). The heading of Psalm 65, identifying the 'I'-character as David, preserves the non-appropriation theology. This non-appropriation theology is retained in the reception-history of Psalm 65, as can be found in the Septuagint and the liturgical use of Psalm 65 in the funeral Mass.

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