Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Theology (ThD)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Edgar Krentz

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

Psalm 22:22-31; Psalm 22:1; Psalm 22:6-8; Psalm 22:11-13; Psalm 22:14-15; Psalm 22:16-18; Psalm 22:3-5; Psalm 22:9-10; Psalm 22:19-21; 1 Samuel 16:14-23; 2 Samuel 1:19-27; 1 Chronicles 23:28; Exodus 15:21; Judges 5:2-31; 1 Samuel 2:1-10; 2 Samuel 1:17-27; Psalm 13:1; Psalm 42:9; Psalm 74:1,11; Psalm 77:1,2,7-10; Psalm 78:5; Psalm 88:14; Jeremiah 15:18; Job 13:24; Job 16:7,9; Job 19:7-8; Psalm 3:1-2; Psalm 5:8,9; Psalm 7:1b-2; Psalm 13:2; Psalm 17:8-12; Psalm 31:11-13; Psalm 35:15-16; Psalm 57:4; Psalm 59:1,6-7; Psalm 55:2-15; Psalm 56:1-2; Psalm 64:3-6; Psalm 71:10-11; Psalm 74:4-11; Psalm 88:3-18; Psalm 140:5; Psalm 142:3b-6; Psalm 143:3-4;


This study seeks to answer the specific question: what principle or principles of interpretation--philological, historical, theological--guide ancient interpreters as they used Psalm 22? The writer does not propose to discuss in depth the theology of any particular writing except to indicate its significance for the question of hermeneutics. There will be no extensive exegesis of every passage which either quotes or alludes to Psalm 22. A complete exegesis of Psalm 22 will not even be undertaken except on those points which seem most pertinent to the objective of this dissertation. This study will consider the nature of midrash and its fundamental characteristics, relying primarily on the work of Addison Wright, William H. Brownlee, Jan w. Doeve, Richard Reid, and Willis Shotwell.

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