There are 2 thoughts on “Ascending into the Hill of the Lord: What the Psalms Can Tell Us About the Rituals of the First Temple”.

  1. What a fascinating article. It seems readily apparent that David Larsen’s hypothesis appears to be not only accurate, but fully-defensible. (I mean, after all, he does have the canonically accepted Psalms to use as a defense!)

    Obviously we know for a certainty that Temple or cultic ritual occurred in the time-frame described. Whether there were additional salient points that could be included or removed is conjecture without the presence of a full or even partial, pre-exilic temple text. That not currently being the case, David’s hypothesis in substitute and garnered from these disparate psalms and other Old Testament books appears very acceptable.

  2. The Interpreter Foundation provides a valuable service by making such excellent essays as this one available to interested readers in this format. The different pagination is not a real problem.

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