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The חסד of God: A Study of the Word חסד in Books III and IV of the Hebrew Psalter

Nguyen, Minh Tien (2014) The חסד of God: A Study of the Word חסד in Books III and IV of the Hebrew Psalter. Master of Theology (major thesis) thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

This thesis investigates the theological understanding of the word חסד in psalms of Books III and IV of the Hebrew Psalter. It attempts to answer the question of God’s חסד, first, within the context of the covenant that God initiates with David and his dynasty in Psalm 89, the landmark between Book III and Book IV, then in other psalms of the two Books. The research concludes that review and analysis of the expression of חסד in Psalms of Books III and IV provides a multi-dimensional understanding of the confidence of the Israelites in God and God’s חסד. The study also shows the dynamic character of the meaning of חסד, and the different shades of meaning the word has, according to its context within the Psalter.

Item Type: Theses (Master of Theology (major thesis))
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: חסד , Hebrew Psalter, Psalms, Bokk III and IV of the Psalms
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: B - Old Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2014 01:22
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2014 01:22
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1504

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