Date of Award


Document Type

Seminar Paper

Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Paul Raabe

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

Psalm 17:1-15; Habakkuk 1:2; Psalm 9:8; Psalm 58:1; Psalm 75:2; Psalm 96:10; Psalm 98:9; Psalm 99:4; Deuteronomy 32:10; Proverbs 7:2; Psalm 63:5; Genesis 4:4; Psalm 73:7; Psalm 93:1; Psalm 89:9-11; Isaiah 9:18; 1 Peter 5:8; Psalm 22:5; Psalm 22:9; Psalm 31:2; Psalm 37:40; Psalm 71:2; Psalm 82:4; Psalm 91:14; Psalm 18:44; Psalm 18:49; Psalm 37:40; Psalm 43:1; Psalm 71:4; Job 4:16; Numbers 12:8; Psalm 17:1-15; Psalm 147:14; Psalm 119:70; Psalm 101:1-8;


Each Psalm states a basis for the Psalmist's appeal of integrity, i.e., a reason why he should have some sort of standing before Yahweh. Each appeal is constructed around one word that summarizes the appeal. Psalm 17 bases its appeal on righteousness, or that which Yahweh requires to be acceptable to him. Psalm101 is a song to integrity, or blamelessness, the lack of any transgression or impurity. In Psalm 26, the Psalmist addresses Yahweh the Judge and challenges him to find a verdict of innocence, or no basis for any charges of wrongdoing against him. These three appeals (righteousness, integrity, and innocence) form the basis of this paper.

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