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Book: Subtle Citation, Allusion, and Translation in the Hebrew Bible

Chapter: 5. Identifying Torah Sources in the Historical Psalms

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.26706


In a suggestive rather than comprehensive chapter focused sharply on method, MZB studies how allusions to Torah may be identified in selected exilic and post-exilic psalms. He proposes that allusions may be recognized even when their wording is not identical to their source or their description of an event deviates from the extant text; moreover, he points out that allusions to the redacted Pentateuch as well as to individual P and non-P sources may be recognized.

Chapter Contributors

  • Marc Z. Brettler ( - mzbrettler) 'Brandeis University'