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Hymn
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From the time of W. M. L. de Wette and H. Gunkel, the term “hymn” (Gk. hymnos, corresponding in part to Heb. tĕhillâ) has been used in studies of the Psalms for psalms of praise such as Psalms 8, 19, 29, 33, 46–48, 65, 67–68, 76, 84, 87, 93, 96–100, 103–5, 111, 113–14, 117, 135–36, 145–50, as well as Exodus 15, 1 Samuel 2, Deuteronomy 33, Judges 5, Habakkuk 3, and texts from Amos 4–9 and Isaiah 40–66. Insofar as these passages are not just portions of a larger text but independent texts themselves, a threefold structure may be discer…

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Seybold, Klaus and Jeremias, Gert, “Hymn”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 20 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_H375>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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