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Politische Theologie in den Königspsalmen zwischen Ägypten und Assyrien Die Herrscherlegitimation in den Psalmen 2 und 18 in ihren altorientalischen Kontexten

Eckart Otto

Verbum et Ecclesia; Vol 25, No 2 (2004), 619-652. doi: 10.4102/ve.v25i2.291

Submitted: 06 October 2004
Published:  06 October 2004


This article deals especially with Psalm 2* and Psalm 18* and they are understood against a neo-Assyrian context. During  the latter part of the eight  and  the first half of  the seventh century the  neo-Assyrian power was especially felt in Judah and the influence of its royal ideology can  clearly be detected in these two psalms. Psalm 89*  and Psalm 72* were also influenced by the Assyrian royal theology but these motifs were used in a subversive way. In Psalm 2* and Psalm 18* the neo-Assyrian motifs were employed to elaborate the Jerusalem royal ideology. 

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Eckart Otto, University of Pretoria, South Africa


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