Monday, October 4, 2010

Neale and reception history of Psalm 137

John Mason Neale on Psalm 137 and Babylon - note the striking reference to the rock that is Christ. Here it is in the destruction of the anointed, the self-giving of the elect servant, the vine brought out of Egypt, that the creation is redeemed. This is the work of the 6th day.

For the collection of older views from the 19th century. This last interpretation is very similar to the one I developed yesterday. For more of Neale's collected information go here.