When the earth moves under your feet: Images of overcoming persecution in the Book of Psalms

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When the earth moves under your feet : Images of overcoming persecution in the Book of Psalms. / Holst, Søren.

In: Nordisk Judaistik, Vol. 29, No. 1, 29.05.2018, p. 14-24.

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Holst, S 2018, 'When the earth moves under your feet: Images of overcoming persecution in the Book of Psalms', Nordisk Judaistik, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 14-24. https://doi.org/10.30752/nj.67675

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Holst, S. (2018). When the earth moves under your feet: Images of overcoming persecution in the Book of Psalms. Nordisk Judaistik, 29(1), 14-24. https://doi.org/10.30752/nj.67675

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Holst S. When the earth moves under your feet: Images of overcoming persecution in the Book of Psalms. Nordisk Judaistik. 2018 May 29;29(1):14-24. https://doi.org/10.30752/nj.67675

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Holst, Søren. / When the earth moves under your feet : Images of overcoming persecution in the Book of Psalms. In: Nordisk Judaistik. 2018 ; Vol. 29, No. 1. pp. 14-24.

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