Psalms (New Cambridge Bible Commentary Series)
This text introduces the book of Psalms and provides an exposition of each psalm with attention to genre, liturgical connections, societal issues and the psalm's place in the book of Psalms as a whole. The treatments of the psalms feature...
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This text introduces the book of Psalms and provides an exposition of each psalm with attention to genre, liturgical connections, societal issues and the psalm's place in the book of Psalms as a whole. The treatments of the psalms feature a close look at particular issues raised by the text and the encounters between the world of the psalm and the world of contemporary readers. The exposition of each psalm provides a reader's guide to the text in conversation with relevant theological issues.
Dr. Walter Brueggemann (Th.D., Union Theological Seminary, New York:; Ph.D., St. Louis University) is Professor Emeritus of Old Testament Theology and Interpretation at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA .
His award-winning Theology of the Old Testament (Fortress Press, 1997) quickly became a foundational work in the field. The Association of Theological Booksellers presented Walter Brueggemann and Fortress Press with a Theologos Award for Best General Interest Book at a dinner in Brueggemann's honor, for the award-winning book, Deep Memory, Exuberant Hope: Contested Truth in a Post-Christian World.
His recent publications include Mandate to Difference: An Invitation to the Contemporary Church, The Theology of the Book of Jeremiah, Like Fire in the Bones: Listening for the Prophetic Word in Jeremiah, and The Word That Redescribes the World: The Bible and Discipleship.
William H. Bellinger, Jr. (Ph.D., Cambridge University) is Chair, Department of Religion and holder of the W. Marshall and Lulie Craig Chair of Bible Professor of Religion at Baylor University. His published works includePsalmody and Prophecy (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series 27, Sheffield: JSOT Press,), Psalms: Reading and Studying the Book of Praises.(Hendrickson Publishers), Leviticus and Numbers (New International Biblical Commentary, Old Testament Series)Hendrickson Publishers and the forthcoming Psalms (Smyths & Helwys Bible Commentaries).
- Introduction; Psalm 1-psalm 150.