by Trine Bjørnung Hasselbalch
SBL Press, 2015
eISBN: 978-1-62837-055-3 | Paper: 978-1-62837-054-6 | Cloth: 978-1-62837-056-0
Library of Congress Classification BM488.T5H38 2014
Dewey Decimal Classification 296.155


A new reading strategy for the Thanksgiving Hymns

Hasselbalch asserts that current theories about the social background of Thanksgiving Hymns are unable to explain its heterogeneous character. Instead the author suggests a reading strategy that leaves presumptions about the underlying social contexts aside to instead consider the collection’s hybridity as a clue to understanding the collection as a whole.


  • Systemic Functional Linguistics applied to four Hodayot

  • Analysis that highlights the role of a mediator in the agency of God

  • An approach that highlights the unity of the collection

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