Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Divinity (M.Div)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Jonathan Grothe

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

1 Kings 2:6-9; Amos 9:2; Deuteronomy 10:9; Deuteronomy 18:1; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Isaiah 14:9; Isaiah 38:10; Jonah 2:3; Numbers 18:20; Proverbs 10:17; Proverbs 15:24; Proverbs 2:16-21; Proverbs 23:14; Proverbs 5:6; Psalm 116; Psalm 16; Psalm 23; Psalm 139:8; Psalm 30:4; Psalm 49; Psalm 86:13;


This study is an analysis of Psalms 16, 29, 116, and 23 for their understanding about eternal life and the resurrection of the body. Since the time of Mowinckel it has been the standard assumption of most scholars that neither Israel nor early Judaism knew of a faith in a resurrection. On the basis of Ugaritic parallels Mitchell Dahood in his work on the Psalms challenged that conception. Not only are there references to immortality and the resurrection in Psalms 49 and 73, which .other scholars agree with, but it was his contention that there are at least forty other passages in the Psalms that speak of this.

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