Psalm 77:20[19]

George Athas gathas at goconnect.net
Mon Mar 26 02:45:08 EST 2001


Dan,

The Psalm describes a theophany - an appearance of God. Theophanies are usually described
with such images where nature reacts in all sorts of wierd and wonderful ways to the
divine appearance. I don't think the Psalmist intended any moral to be taken from the
images of the theophany, other than the power and authority of the deity over the
elements. Compare other such theophanies as Exodus 19, Habakkuk 3, Psalms 29 & 97, Amos
1:2 -- just to name a few.


Best regards,

GEORGE ATHAS
(Sydney, Australia)
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