Thursday, March 10, 2011

Psalm 10 is not so wide

Does anyone notice when I change one word in a post? (joke) I have for the first time updated my structural notes on PoC for psalms 9 and 10.

I have decided what to do with the mechanical bits - put them in an appendix. And there they stay, completely refreshable with a few keystrokes from one diagram I have made with two queries: one 'keywords by psalm', the other 'psalms by keyword'. See the page here

As I was doing this I noted that I had 6 judgments in psalm 9 and five nations, and 6 wicked in psalm 10 and five no's.  I wondered if that's why the poet split the psalm into two. But the patterns are not the same. Psalm 9's judgments are in three pairs and the nations are surrounded by the first two pairs, and they play a role in surrounding the hope of the poor with the third pair. The patterns in psalm 10 are different. There are 6 criminal/crime (רָשָׁע wicked) in two groups of three and five no's בַּל and three 'he said in his heart' בְּלִבֹּו - rhyming with the 'no'. [I have now changed the technique to reduce the width of the tables. See here]

Keywords in relative order - psalm 10
Root1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526Vs
עלםתעלים
concealing yourself
1
עת * לעתות
in times
1
רשׁע רשׁע
criminal
2
עני עני
poor
2
זמם* במזמות
in the purposes
2
רשׁע רשׁע
criminal
3
אוה * תאות
the desire of
3
נאץ* נאץ
that spurns
3
רשׁע רשׁע
criminal
4
בל * בל
un-
4
דרשׁ ידרשׁ
seeking
4
כל כל
multifarious
4
זמם* מזמותיו
in his purposes
4
כל בכל
in all
5
עת * עת
times
5
שׁפט משׁפטיך
your judgment
5
כל כל
all
5
אמר אמר
he said
6
לב בלבו
in his heart
6
בל * בל
not
6
דור * לדר
from generation
6
דור * ודר
to generation
6
לא לא
not
6
רע ברע
in trouble
6
עמל עמל
ah! toil
7
סתר * במסתרים
hiding places
8
חלכה * לחלכה
the hapless
8
ארב * יארב
he lies in wait
9
סתר * במסתר
in his covering
9
ארב * יארב
he lies in wait
9
חטף* לחטוף
to seize
9
עני עני
the poor
9
חטף* יחטף
he seizes
9
עני עני
the poor
9
חלכה * חלכאים
hapless
10
לב בלבו
in his heart
11
שׁכח שׁכח
has forgotten
11
סתר * הסתיר
he hides
11
בל * בל
--
11
ראה * ראה
see
11
שׁכח תשׁכח
he will forget
12
עני עניים
the poor
12
נאץ* נאץ
does spurn
13
רשׁע רשׁע
criminal
13
אמר אמר
he said
13
לב בלבו
in his heart
13
לא לא
not
13
דרשׁ תדרשׁ
he will search
13
ראה * ראתה
regard you will
14
אתה אתה
you yourself
14
עמל עמל
of toil
14
חלכה * חלכה
the hapless
14
יתום* יתום
the orphan
14
אתה אתה
you yourself
14
רשׁע רשׁע
criminal
15
רע ורע
and eil one
15
דרשׁ תדרושׁ
and seek out
15
רשׁע רשׁעו
his crimes
15
בל * בל
till none
15
עלםעולם
now and
16
ארץמארצו
from his land
16
אוה * תאות
the value of
17
לב לבם
their heart
17
שׁפט לשׁפט
to judge
18
יתום* יתום
orphan
18
בל * בל
not
18
ארץהארץ
the earth
18