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Engraved along with the usual imprecatory verses are a row of 12 hands at the top, a swastika, a cow with a bell hanging from her neck and a dagger and shield behind her feet, and the donkey copulating with a woman (Hira Lal, "Rajapur Plates of Madhurantakadeva", EI Vol.
As stated above, Marathi slowly made inroads into these inscriptions as the Sanskrit imprecatory verses were transformed into ass curses in Marathi.
Particularly, how can the imprecatory psalms, the ones that give voice most readily to negative emotions be used effectively and in a theologically correct way?
There have been historically a number of suggestions used to resolve the implications discussed above concerning the message of love and mercy and the calling down of curses expressed in the imprecatory psalms (Estes, 2005).
At the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) a decision was made to omit imprecatory passages from the official prayers of the Church in the Divine Office because they are not conducive to the fostering of a devout prayer life.
One also wonders what effect the inclusion of these imprecatory suras in the daily prayers of Muslims has on their attitude toward Christians, and what effect it has on their support for suicide bombings.
Although characteristically Hebraic, the imprecatory or lament literary genre is not an exclusively Jewish Psalter phenomenon; which may justify the Rastas' use of that genre in the psalms.
This element of the "vindication Psalms," otherwise called imprecatory or cursing Psalms (Ps.
Answered Drake, "If he does not turn to God and does not turn his life around, I am asking God to enforce imprecatory prayers that are throughout the Scripture that would cause him death, that's correct.
Pastor Drake is now back in the imprecatory prayer business, and two other AU staff members and l are the targets of his ire.
In interviews with reporters, the combative preacher defended his use of ministry resources for political purposes and stood behind his imprecatory prayer appeal.
Lest we feel that this was just a passing negative thought, Pastor Drake continued, "I want you to know this is one pastor that is going to lead as many people as he can to pray imprecatory prayer against the Americans United for Separation of Church and State until they quit attacking God's people.