Divine Council, Ethics, and Resistance in Psalm 82

By Erica Mongé-Greer and David G. Firth

A new interpretation to Psalm 82 that summons an embracing of justice for the poor, marginalised, and disenfranchised in our communities.

ISBN: 9780227180037

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Psalm 82 can often be overlooked as simplistic, confusing, or out of place. With an understanding of ethical liturgy, Monge-Greer illuminates this mythopoeic psalm as a deeply sophisticated, prophetic summons to actively embrace justice for the poor, marginalised, and disenfranchised in our communities. Monge-Greer’s interpretation provides a new opportunity for biblical study of this psalm, offering clarity and relevance to this heavily discussed psalm.

Divine Council, Ethics, and Resistance in Psalm 82 explores the origins of the Psalm, its use as liturgy in early Israelite cultic practice, and its reception as resistance literature in the Second Temple period. By examining the historical usage of the psalm, Monge-Greer reveals to the reader how Psalm 82 can be used to inform their own lives and actions. Divine Council, Ethics, and Resistance in Psalm 82 is a new approach for biblical scholars, historians, and those seeking justice in the everyday.

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About the Author

Erica Mongé-Greer holds a PhD in divinity and specialises in biblical ethics and ancient Near Eastern religious texts. She is a Hebrew Bible and Old Testament adjunct professor whose research explores the relationship between mythology and culture.