Mizmor 40, Intertextuality and a Summary of Book I
How do words in one mizmor fit with other books in the Tanakh? What messages can we learn for ourselves? Psalm 40 at the end of Book I is rich in words and phrases that are common to those in other books in the Tanakh, especially Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel. The methods of contextuality with Unit IV (35-41) and intertextuality will be used to explore these similarities and nuances which will enrich our understanding of the mizmor. A summary of Book I will also be presented.