The series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZAW) covers all areas of research into the Old Testament, focusing on the Hebrew Bible, its early and later forms in Ancient Judaism, as well as its branching into many neighboring cultures of the Ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world.
The author again presents a collection of studies examining the literary structure of the Psalms (in this case 9-10, 37, 46-48, 68, 78, 105, 106, 143) (cf. BZAW 235 and 289). The study starts by listing structural elements (recurrences of terms, phonetic similarities, synonyms, turns of phrase, oppositions) and working from these examines first the smallest structures, and then proceeds to larger and larger structures until the structure of the whole psalm has been revealed. It is thus possible to incorporate into the interpretation all the relationships inherent in the text itself, which thus provides a major part of its meanings.
L'auteur est professeur d'exégèse au Séminaire interdiocésain St. Irénée à Lyon. Il a publié nombreux d'articles et plusieurs livres sur la structure des Psaumes.