The bird and the mountains: a note on Psalm 11

Quine, Cat (2017) The bird and the mountains: a note on Psalm 11. Vetus Testamentum, 67 (3). pp. 470-479. ISSN 1568-5330

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This paper demonstrates that the bird and the mountains phrase in Ps 11:1 compares well with a common metaphor relating to siege warfare and military conquest found in Neo-Assyrian royal inscriptions and considers the resulting implications.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Psalms; Neo-Assyrian royal inscriptions; Siege warfare
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities > Department of Theology and Religious Studies
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Depositing User: Quine, Cat
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2016 08:58
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2017 09:39

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