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ERIC Number: ED550579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 304
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2678-6573-1
The Meaning of the Hebrew Word [Torah] in the Book of Psalms
Moore, Kevin James
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
This dissertation seeks to refine the meaning of [Torah] in Psalms 1, 19, 37, 40, 78, 89, 94, 105, and 119. Through an exegetical analysis of the nine Psalms that utilize the term, the study argues that [Torah] most frequently refers to the written Pentateuch. Chapter 1 introduces the research question, thesis, and surveys the various approaches to the meaning of [Torah] in book of Psalms. Chapter 2 evaluates current linguistic methods that have been applied to the semantic study of Hebrew words. This chapter also explains the exegetical approach of the dissertation. Chapter 3 surveys the meaning of [Torah] in the Old Testament. The purpose of this chapter is to study the diverse manner in which the term is employed throughout the Old Testament. The procedure of establishing a definition will produce the parameters within which [Torah] can be understood in the book of Psalms. Chapter 4 surveys the semantic usage of [Torah] in Psalms 1, 19, 37, 40, 78, 89, 94, 105, and 119. The exegetical analysis will include an evaluation of words, phrases, and themes that might indicate the semantic usage of [Torah] in context. The exegetical analysis will also compare the usage of [Torah] with other contexts outside the book of Psalms where the meaning of the word is more apparent. Chapter 5 provides a summary of the findings of the exegetical analysis. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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