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Text and Concept Analysis in Royal Psalms


Randy G. Haney

The Royal Psalms, one of the most notable achievements of ancient Hebrew poetry, continues to intrigue readers. Text and Concept Analysis in Royal Psalms is a methodologically oriented case study focusing on Royal Psalms 2, 110, and 132 and concentrates on the relationship between the explicit surface statements of each text and the inexplicit conceptual presuppositions underneath the surface of the text. This book breaks new ground in the study of the Royal Psalms by clearly demonstrating the close and presupposed relationship between ideology and history in ancient Israelite perceptions of religion and history. The crucial substance and critical issue in understanding the Royal Psalms is the actuality that the ideological impetus has a regulative value that serves to oversee the narrative itself.
The Author: Randy G. Haney is Adjunct Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California where he has taught for the past twelve years. He studied theology, philosophy, and biblical languages at Biola University in La Mirda, California, and then studied Semitic languages and literatures at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadona, California. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in religion from The Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California.