By Karl N. Jacobson

Although the Psalms of Asaph (Pss. 50, 73‒83) comprise a focus of ancient referents extraordinary within the Psalter, they've got not often attracted sustained historic curiosity. Karl N. Jacobson identifies those psalms as containing cultic historiography, old narratives written for recitation in worship, and explores them via mnemohistory, getting to how the prior is remembered and to the rhetorical functionality of recitation within the cultic atmosphere. Jacobson describes mnemohistory on the intersection of reminiscence and heritage, explores the singularity of the rhetorical and formals features of remembrance within the Asaph fabric, and discusses “residual mnemohistory,” fabric that's not deliberately known as to remembrance. Jacobson indicates that Asaph “remembers” the previous as a flow from henotheism to a extra orthodox kind of Yahwism because the center reminiscence that informs a brand new ancient scenario for worship members. by way of describing the “way Asaph remembers,” Jacobson highlights symbolic and individualized parts of the psalms’ mnemohistorical paintings that previous form-critical methods didn't recognize.

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