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The vitality and importance of the Psalms today is clearly communicated in this helpful survey. This book charts the different collections and types of psalms and explains their original settings in daily life. Key examples unfold the patterns of Old Testament prayer and worship, helping us appreciate the Psalms' powerful and timeless message. ^ ^^ ^
Introduction: A Call to Praise The Community Psalm of Lament (CL) The Community Psalm of Narrative Praise (CP) The Individual Psalm of Lament (IL) The Individual Psalm of Narrative Praise (IP) The Psalm of Descriptive Praise of Hymn (H) Creation Psalms Liturgical Psalms Royal Psalms Enthronement Psalms Wisdom Psalms Psalm 119 Conclusion: Psalm 90 The Psalms and Christ Selected Bibiography
Claus Westermann was Professor of Old Testament at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. He authored a number of books, including "Praise and Lament in the Psalms", "Roots of Wisdom", and "Prophetic Oracles of Salvation in the Old Testament", all published by WJK.