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The Psalms

Paperback|Mar 2001
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This volume offers one of the best available introductions to the psalms literature of the Bible. Specially designed for general readers, it will help beginning students read the psalms with understanding and appreciation. Part 1 examines the composition and major...


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This volume offers one of the best available introductions to the psalms literature of the Bible. Specially designed for general readers, it will help beginning students read the psalms with understanding and appreciation. Part 1 examines the composition and major features of the book. Part 2 surveys the various approaches to the Psalter, illustrating with great clarity various modes of interpretation. In Part 3 Crenshaw offers in-depth exegesis of four notable psalms - 24, 71, 73, and 115 - to show how one might fruitfully engage the text. 187 pages, from Eerdmans.

Offers one of the best available introductions to the psalms literature of the Bible.
-Publisher

This volume offers one of the best available introductions to the psalms literature of the Bible. Specially designed for use in a wide range of educational settings, James Crenshaw's new book will help beginning students read the psalms with understanding and appreciation.Part 1 examines the composition and major features of the book of Psalms. Comparisons to other biblical psalms and to deutero- and noncanonical psalms are also made. Part 2 surveys the various approaches to the Psalter, illustrating with great clarity the various modes of interpreting the book, Crenshaw looks in particular at the types of psalms, their social settings, and the historical reconstruction of the Israelite experience, with special attention to ancient Near Eastern iconography. Artistic design and theological editing are also discussed, In Part 3 Crenshaw offers in-depth exegesis of four notable psalms -- 24, 71, 73, and 115 -- to show how one might fruitfully engage the text.Given its range of discussion and highly accessible style, The Psalms: An Introduction will quickly become a standard text for classroom use.
-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 160099
  • Product Code 0802808549
  • EAN 9780802808547
  • Pages 197
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Old Testament
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Mar 2001
  • Dimensions 230 x 155 x 13mm
  • Weight 0.301kg

James L Crenshaw

James L. Crenshaw (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; D.D., Furman University) is Robert L. Flowers Professor of Old Testament at Duke University Divinity School, Durhan, NC. His Old Testament Wisdom has introduced thousands of students to biblical wisdom, as have his two collections of essays, Urgent Advice and Probing Questions and Prophets, Sages, & Poets.
He has written commentaries on Ecclesiastes, Job, Sirach, and Joel, as well as monographs Education in Ancient Israel, Defending God: Biblical Responses to the Problem of Evil, Prophetic Conflict, and A Whirlpool of Torment.


Presently, he is writing books on Job and Qoheleth, as well as an analysis of twentieth-century research on wisdom literature for Brill.

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