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Title: L'aggressione contro Dio
Subtitle: Studio del Salmo 83
Author(s): COSTACURTA, Bruna
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 64    Issue: 4   Date: 1983   
Pages: 518-541
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.64.4.3220815

Abstract :
In Ps 83 the aggression of the people against Israel coincides with their aggression against God. The covenant of the enemies, whose past contains a history of opposition to YHWH, purposes not only to eliminate Israel, but also, by this, to effect an improper and blasphemous substitution of the Covenant relation, and to deny God as God (cfr. vv. 5 and 13, which should be read in close connection with one another). Therefore the Psalm seeks the intervention of YHWH as the one most directly concerned and as the only one capable of providing an adequate response. The reestablishment of God's truth can be accomplished only in a recognizable victory over his enemies, according to the models of past history (the period of the Judges) and of continuous experience (the forces of nature). The final part of the article presents some suggestions for reflection concerning imprecations and their inclusion in prayer.

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