Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Psalm 66

Psalms 61, 62, 64, 66 take their places in the draft images. My psalm-o-meter reads 90% drafted.

Psalm 66 repeats a word from psalm 23 - my vessel is full - כּוֹסִי רְוָיָה (v4). When the psalmist reveals the journey through fire and water (why else is Tamino called Tamino - is it a play on complete?), the poet writes: you have delivered us into fulness לָרְוָיָה. This word is used only in these two psalms. In psalm 23 - it is the individual, in psalm 66, it is the people. It is I think a satisfactory word. We can take strength and hope from it.

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