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The Psalter: Greatest Hits or Concept Album?

Are you a shuffle person or an album person? Do you prefer “greatest hits” or the “album experience?” Do you prefer Beatles’ #1 or Sgt Pepper?

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Reverberations in Psalms 1 & 2 (Stephen Dempster)

I’m a bit late to the game on this one, but I just finished reading Stephen Demspster’s JETS article Canons on the Right and Canons on the Left: Finding a Resolution in the Canon Debate(PDF) and it was a fascinating argument for an early established Old Testament canon (before Jesus’ time), and also gave some theological bases for the Hebrew OT order. For readers of Dominion and Dynasty (my review), some of this is familiar territory – though he does go in more depth here. However, I would like to share some interesting parallels Dempster drew between Psalms 1 and 2 serving as a dual-opening to the Writings collection.

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