PSALMS IN/ON JERUSALEM | Ilana Pardes, Ophir Münz-Manor (Eds.)

PERSPECTIVES ON JEWISH
TEXTS AND CONTEXTS

This volume explores the ways in which Jerusalem is represented in
Psalms – from its position in the context of liturgical and pilgrim songs to
its role as metaphor. Jerusalem in the Book of Psalms is the site of scenes of
redemption, joy, and celebration of the proximity to God and the house of
the Lord. But it is also the quintessential locus of loss, marked by cries over
the devastating destruction of the Temple. These two antithetical poles of
Jerusalem are expressed in both personal terms as well as within a collective
framework. Most articles are devoted to questions of reception, to the ways
in which the geographies of the Book of Psalms have travelled across their
native bounds and entered other historical settings, acquiring new forms and
meanings.