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1. General remarks

Psalmody does not constitute a separate literary genre but comprises texts of various genres in both poetry and prose with a common reference to the content and/or forms of the OT Psalter. The distinctive content derives from the makeup and range of themes of the biblical Psalms, consisting primarily of praise, thanksgiving, and lament addressed to God. The formal association with the Psalter can be based, for examp…

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Wodianka, Stephanie, “Psalmody”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 06 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_026039>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210107

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