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1. Literally an address of praise, the doxology in the narrower sense, which occurs in all major religions, is a magnifying of deity in short formulas either at the beginning or at the conclusion of acts of prayer. It is often oriented to acclamation by the worshipers (Prayer). In the OT, doxologies occur at the latest in the postexilic temple and in the prayer psalms of the developing synagogue (e.g., Neh. 8:6; Ps. 106:1; Isa. 25:1; 37:15–20). This cultic form was cultivated in early Judaism and adopted directly by the NT congregation. Along with the doxology of the Lord’s Prayer in Matt. 6:1…

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Mauder, Albert, “Doxology”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_D447>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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