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Bringing Out the Treasure: Inner Biblical Allusion in by Mark J. Boda, Michael Floyd

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30 Bringing out the Treasure 130) believes it has been based on the tradition of David's return to Jerusalem after his flight at the rebellion of Absalom, while Gaide (1968: 69-70) suggests that Solomon affords the model. {39} Wellhausen (1 892: 1 86) put it in the Maccabaean period, believing tha it showed a deliberate contrast with the martial kings of the pre-exilic period. It shows, he thought, that the king of peace will not come 'from the godless ruling parties in Jerusalem, but from the oppressed pious'.

Bic (1962: 111) retains the reading of the MT but finds something of a similar meaning, and says that the reference to the 'tribes of Israel' should not be excised since it shows that Israel's role was to be the priestly one of mediating the knowledge of Yahweh to all nations. One can only conclude, therefore, by saying that this note of ambiguity is extended throughout w. 1, 2ap. The verse can be taken as threat against the region of Syria to the north as Yahweh's 'word' alights upon its people and its proclamation of judgment is effected, a fate which can {9} certainly come to pass since Yahweh's writ runs as certainly in that region as among the tribes of Israel.

If, as seems most likely, the strangely out of place CT~1IT (contrast the parallel ^U CT&r) is to be read as Bnrr, following the LXX (Kouviel), we have the thought of the renewal of the welfare of the community, which seems to have been so integral a thought of the Enthronement Psalms. Whether or not there is specific cultic allusion to be found in v. 18a (reading "iriQ *>£ "O after the LXX, Syriac and Targum), the whole atmosphere of this passage is that of a hymnic celebration of the kingship of Yahweh and its beneficial {42} victory over the enemies of the people, which is entirely in the spirit of such Psalms as 47, 76, etc.

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