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date: 14 October 2019

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This article explores kingship in the book of Psalms and compares the Psalter’s view of kingship with the outlook on the kings of Israel in other strata of the Hebrew Bible. It analyzes the following psalms, dubbed “royal psalms” because they feature the king as their subject matter, as testimony to the attitude toward kingship: Psalms 2, 18, 20–21, 45, 72, 89, 110, 144, and 146. It discusses kingship themes and topics in royal psalms as well as the trajectory of kingship in the Psalms.

Keywords: kingship, Psalms, Psalter, kings, Israel, Hebrew Bible, royal psalms

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