Till Magnus Steiner, «'Gott stieg hinauf ...' (Ps 47,6) — wohin? Psalm 47 als exilische Hoffnung auf Restitution », Vol. 95 (2014) 161-178
Ps 47,6 states that God has 'gone up' but does not clarify where He is ascending to. In recent research this verse is therefore interpreted in many different ways. To be sure, the ambiguity of this verse definitely affects the interpretation of the Psalm as a whole. In this article we argue that V. 6 - when read in the context of Psalm 47 and of Psalms 46-48 - may express the strong belief that God returns back to Jerusalem / Zion after the exile.