Bersukacita Karena Penghakiman Allah

Sebuah Penelitian Puitis Mazmur 58


  • Yasuo Thunderstorm Huang Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Amanat Agung



Psalm 58, linguistic imagery, lamentation, feelings, God, textual (mood) changes, Marvin E. Tate


Unjust judgment ever haunts human life. One instance of such injustice is recorded in Psalm 58. Injustice begets deep human suffering. This article puts forth a reading of Psalm 58 using poetic criticism in an attempt to disclose the psalmist’s feelings amid his suffering. Taking on this aspect of the psalmist’s feelings differs subtly from other scholarly approaches to reading Psalm 58, such as the contribution of Marvin E. Tate. Instead, here the psalmist’s feelings are disclosed in the very fact of the suffering he experiences, although suffering is not the inception of the psalmist’s feelings. The suffering he experiences creates nothing of his feelings. Rather, divine intervention amid suffering is what stirs the very feelings being wrought within the psalmist. That intervention is registered in the psalmist’s recognition toward God. In the end, the event of God’s just judgment might inspire the church’s own disposition against unjust judgment.


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Author Biography

Yasuo Thunderstorm Huang, Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Amanat Agung

Yasuo Thunderstorm Huang is a member of Gereja Kristen Abdiel (GKA) Gloria Pos PI Pepelegi-Waru, Sidoarjo, and is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Theology at Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Amanat Agung, Jakarta.


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2018-07-30 — Updated on 2018-07-30

How to Cite

Huang, Y. T. . (2018). Bersukacita Karena Penghakiman Allah: Sebuah Penelitian Puitis Mazmur 58. Indonesian Journal of Theology, 6(1), 1-24.