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By Ian Fletcher

The storming of Badajoz used to be an epic motion which concerned Wellington’s infantry in the most savage hand-to hand struggling with of the complete Peninsular struggle. At appalling expense in a nightmare attack in the course of the evening of the 6 April 1812, Wellington’s infantrymen hacked their far more than the our bodies in their useless and wounded and during the massive medieval partitions of town. those have been held with nice tenacity, ability and braveness via a resolute French and German garrison. Having stormed town the battle-crazed military went berserk and the horrors of the sacking which undefined, up to the chic braveness of the attackers, have handed into legend.

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There is insufficient evidence, it seems to me, to reconstruct this festival in detail, to ascribe a dominant role within it to the earthly king,60 or to assign a whole range of Psalms to specific movements within the festival. 61 B. THE KINGSHIP OF YAHWEH IN THE ENTHRONEMENT PSALMS We have been considering the arguments for and against the celebration of Yahweh's kingship in an Autumn festival based largely on the phrase i^o mrv in the Enthronement Psalms. But in addition to this phrase there are other terms within these Psalms that describe Yahweh as king on Zion.

Yahweh as King on Zion 35 to rejoice again directed toward the earth and the islands of the sea, and the statement that Zion has heard and rejoiced (v. 8), as do the daughters of Judah, on account of the judgments of Yahweh. This rejoicing is said, finally, to occur because Yahweh is Ji^y over all the earth and n^yj IND over all gods (cf. below on Ps 47). There is thus a chiastic arrangement of the two themes (Yahweh's kingship + rejoicing // rejoicing + Yahweh's kingship) in vv. 73 This theme of rejoicing, and that of the 'new song' (cf.

Mi:). The security of Zion, which is the basis of the joy associated with it, derives ultimately from Yahweh's conquest there of the powers of chaos, both cosmic and earthly. hq)147 and rejoicing (Ibh bsmht] over her success. The annual celebration of Yahweh's kingship is thus at the same time a celebration of Zion's security under the protection of her king (cf. 19-21, the opposite of rejoicing is heard in Judah ('or ro nnty 'np) when it is perceived that Yahweh is not in Zion, nor her king in her midst (v.

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