Prayer for Good Governance: A Study of Psalm 72 in the Nigeria Context

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Abstract

Contextualizationof Biblical texts is a priority of every exegete, who endeavors to bring the ancient scripts to dialogue with contemporary issues. This paper, which studies Psalm 72 and a prayer composed for good governance in Anambra State Nigeria, focuses on this hermeneutical interpretation. The writer adopts a simplified literary method in Biblical research that takes cognizance of the varied poetic techniques in Psalm 72 and engages in a detailed comparative study of a Psalm composed more than two millennia ago and a prayer of our time. Such comparative study reveals a striking similar preoccupation of the composers of both texts. Both prayed for good governance of which all developing countries today are in dire need.

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Obiorah, M. (2013). Prayer for Good Governance: A Study of Psalm 72 in the Nigeria Context. Open Journal of Philosophy, 3, 192-199. doi: 10.4236/ojpp.2013.31A032.

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