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Psalms by James Limburg

Title Psalms
Author James Limburg
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Release 2000-01-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 536
ISBN 9780664255572
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Limburg studies each Psalm and shows how the Psalms confront the issues of our contemporary culture, transcending time, and transforming our faith and experience. --from publisher description.

The Psalms by John Day

Title The Psalms
Author John Day
Publisher A&C Black
Release 1990-11-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 160
ISBN 1850757038
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The Psalms raise many difficult and controversial issues. Who are the enemies in the Individual Lament Psalms? How many Royal Psalms are there and what was the role of the king in the cult? What happened at the Autumn Festival? What makes a Psalm a Wisdom Psalm? Why are the Psalms arranged as they are and how far is it possible to date them? Can we make sense of the often obscure Psalm headings? What light is shed on the Psalms by other ancient Near Eastern texts? These and many other issues are judiciously evaluated by John Day in a wide-ranging volume.

Ceremony of Psalms by David Willcocks

Title Ceremony of Psalms
Author David Willcocks
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release 1993
Category Music
Total Pages 62
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

for baritone solo, SATB, and small orchestra The work comprises three choral movements interspersed with two movements for the soloist. The psalms chosen reflect the emotional range of the Book of Psalms, for they voice joy and sorrow, thanksgiving and despair, penitence and faith, and hope and love. Two of the choral movements are published separately: O Sing Unto the Lord; O Praise God Orchestral material is available on hire.

The Psalms by John H. Eaton

Title The Psalms
Author John H. Eaton
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release 2003-01-12
Category Religion
Total Pages 548
ISBN 1441100407
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Remarkably enough, there is a scarcity of modern commentaries on the Psalms for the more general reader, though after the Gospels, they are probably the most widely-read part of the Bible. No one is more qualified to write on the Psalms than John Eaton. He is a distinguished Old Testament scholar and has spent a lifetime studying the Psalms. This commentary is addressed to the wide readership. There is a long and highly readable introduction giving a background to the Psalms; then follow the 150 Psalms, each in Eaton's translation. He explains the background to the Psalms and their content in a way that makes them interesting and relevant to the present. The discussion of each psalm ends with a related Christian prayer, either from the tradition or written by Eaton himself. John Eaton is recognized as one of the world's leading experts on Psalms: this commentary is the culmination of his life's work. John Eaton lectured in Old Testament at the University of Birmingham until his retirement. He is the author of many books, especially on aspects of the Psalms.

The Psalms by Samuel L. Terrien

Title The Psalms
Author Samuel L. Terrien
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release 2003
Category Religion
Total Pages 1020
ISBN 9780802826053
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this monumental work, his most ambitious undertaking, the late Samuel Terrien brings together a lifetime of scholarship on Psalms, long the wellspring of Jewish spirituality as well as the main hymnal of the Christian church. The book's insightful and clearly written introduction treats such subjects as the longevity and ecumenicity of the psalms, their Near Eastern background, the Hebrew text and ancient versions, their music, their strophic structure, their literary genre, their theology, and their relation to the New Testament. In the commentary itself Terrien freshly elucidates the theological significance of these collected poems by putting readers in touch with the formal versatility and religious passion of the psalmists themselves. While Terrien always engages in scientific exegesis before drawing theological conclusions, he is careful to allow full expression to the theological -- and, especially, the doxological -- voice of these unmatched spiritual songs. The result is a commentary that provides a link between the archaic language of Psalms and the intellectual demands of modern thinking and spirituality. Throughout his exposition Terrien shows great respect for the scribal testimony of the Jewish tradition, especially the consonants of the Masoretic text. He likewise displays great care in finding the most accurate meaning for Hebrew words of obscure origin. This meticulous work renders a translation of Psalms more reliable than those of Terrien's predecessors. He also draws on many fruitful gains of structural analysis in discerning the strophic divisions within the Hebrew text. Often he finds unity of composition where earlier critics denied it. And for readersinterested in specific aspects of translation and interpretation, Terrien has appended bibliographical lists of modern works on each psalm.

Title The Storied Ethics of the Thanksgiving Psalms
Author Joshua T. James
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release 2017-08-10
Category Religion
Total Pages 176
ISBN 0567675203
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Drawing on research from the field of narrative ethics, The Storied Ethics of the Thanksgiving Psalms argues that story and storytelling function as important instruments in a given community's ethical shaping. While this argument has gained some traction in the field of Old Testament ethics, it has yet to inform an ethical reading of non-narrative texts, such as the Psalter. However, because the thanksgiving psalms are characterized by their inclusion of the worshipper's story, they stand to benefit from the application of a narrative ethical approach. In the present study, this argument is tested through a close reading of three thanksgivings – Psalms 116, 118, and 138 – each of which clearly demonstrates a didactic concern. Yahweh is presented as one who is worthy of trust, even in the midst of personal disaster. The affirmation of Yahweh's character provides the framework for the community's continued (or renewed) commitment and trust, hope and expectancy. The example provided by the worshipper challenges the audience to pray as they prayed, to trust as they trust, to live with hope as they live with hope. In addition, these psalms, and the stories they retell, invite the audience to tell their story when God answers their prayers, and to do so in public, in corporate worship, for the benefit of the community. These intended results – prayer, commitment, trust, hope, expectancy, public storytelling and thanksgiving – are not typically pursued in “ethical” studies, but they are clearly part of the Psalter's comprehensive vision of the ethical life and are, therefore, worthy of careful consideration.

Psalms by Alastair G. Hunter

Title Psalms
Author Alastair G. Hunter
Publisher Routledge
Release 2005-08-16
Category History
Total Pages 313
ISBN 1134797478
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Psalms examines the nature of the Psalms as a text in English, dealing specifically with the problem of translation and various aspects of the 'techniques' on reading, with relation to traditional approaches within Biblical studies and contemporary literary theory. Alastair Hunter also outlines a programmatic approach to reading and applies it to a selection of individual Psalms.

Psalms 1 50 Volume 19 by Peter C. Craigie

Title Psalms 1 50 Volume 19
Author Peter C. Craigie
Publisher Zondervan Academic
Release 2018-04-24
Category Religion
Total Pages 501
ISBN 0310588391
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship. Overview of Commentary Organization Introduction—covers issues pertaining to the whole book, including context, date, authorship, composition, interpretive issues, purpose, and theology. Each section of the commentary includes: Pericope Bibliography—a helpful resource containing the most important works that pertain to each particular pericope. Translation—the author’s own translation of the biblical text, reflecting the end result of exegesis and attending to Hebrew and Greek idiomatic usage of words, phrases, and tenses, yet in reasonably good English. Notes—the author’s notes to the translation that address any textual variants, grammatical forms, syntactical constructions, basic meanings of words, and problems of translation. Form/Structure/Setting—a discussion of redaction, genre, sources, and tradition as they concern the origin of the pericope, its canonical form, and its relation to the biblical and extra-biblical contexts in order to illuminate the structure and character of the pericope. Rhetorical or compositional features important to understanding the passage are also introduced here. Comment—verse-by-verse interpretation of the text and dialogue with other interpreters, engaging with current opinion and scholarly research. Explanation—brings together all the results of the discussion in previous sections to expose the meaning and intention of the text at several levels: (1) within the context of the book itself; (2) its meaning in the OT or NT; (3) its place in the entire canon; (4) theological relevance to broader OT or NT issues. General Bibliography—occurring at the end of each volume, this extensive bibliographycontains all sources used anywhere in the commentary.

The Psalms in the Jewish Church by W. O. E. Oesterley

Title The Psalms in the Jewish Church
Author W. O. E. Oesterley
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release 2004-05-19
Category Religion
Total Pages 276
ISBN 1592446981
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the author's Prefatory Note: An apology is perhaps needed for writing a book on the 'Psalms', a subject which has been so admirably treated by a number of the most eminent scholars, which has been approached from almost every conceivable standpoint, and which, therefore, embraces a literature which is already exceedingly voluminous. The writer's apology must be that, in spite of all that has been written, there is one aspect of the subject which, he ventures to think, has not been sufficiently taken into consideration, namely the 'Jewish'. The attempt is, therefore, made in the following pages to give some idea of the place which the Psalms have occupied, and do now occupy, in the Jewish Church.

The Psalms in Daily Life by John Rogerson

Title The Psalms in Daily Life
Author John Rogerson
Publisher Paulist Press
Release 2001
Category Religion
Total Pages 116
ISBN 9780809140688
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A leading Old Testament scholar has made a new translation of 41 of the Psalms, which bring them to life afresh. He then explains what each psalm is about, where it belonged in the daily life of those who wrote them, and how it represents the struggles of those who wrote and used them; and in our daily life today.