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Psalms as Torah

Gordon Wenham

Psalms as Torah

Gordon Wenham

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An internationally-renowned Old Testament scholar explores the riches of the Psalms, expounding the ways they shape those who read them.

- Publisher The Psalms are the most-read part of the Old Testament, but their importance for ethics has often been overlooked. However, the Psalms offer some of the most potent ethical instruction in the Bible. In this book internationally renowned Old Testament scholar Gordon Wenham examines the source of the Psalms' power, reflects on their main ethical themes, and shows how they function as prayers that change us. Wenham makes an important contribution to biblical scholarship and breaks new ground in discussions of Old Testament ethics, yet he writes accessibly, making this book invaluable for students, scholars, and pastors.

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About "Psalms as Torah"

An internationally-renowned Old Testament scholar explores the riches of the Psalms, expounding the ways they shape those who read them.
- Publisher

The Psalms are the most-read part of the Old Testament, but their importance for ethics has often been overlooked. However, the Psalms offer some of the most potent ethical instruction in the Bible. In this book internationally renowned Old Testament scholar Gordon Wenham examines the source of the Psalms' power, reflects on their main ethical themes, and shows how they function as prayers that change us. Wenham makes an important contribution to biblical scholarship and breaks new ground in discussions of Old Testament ethics, yet he writes accessibly, making this book invaluable for students, scholars, and pastors.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Gordon Wenham

Gordon J. Wenham (Ph.D.,University of Cambridge) is professor of Old Testament studies at the University of Gloucestershire. He is the author or editor of ten books, including major commentaries on Leviticus (New International Commentary on the Old Testament), Genesis 1-11, Genesis 12-50 (2 volumes, Word Biblical Commentary), The Book of Numbers (Tyndale Old Testament Commentary). He is co-editor of the Apollos Old Testament Commentary series in which he is the author of the volume on The Book of Psalms.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction
    1. Jewish And Christian Approaches To The Psalms
    2. Critical Approaches To The Psalms
    3. The Psalter As An Anthology To Be Memorized
    4. The Unique Claims Of Prayed Ethics
    5. The Concept Of The Law In The Psalms
    6. Laws In The Psalter
    7. Narrative Law In The Psalter
    8. Virtues And Vices In The Psalter
    9. Appeals For Divine Intervention
    10. The Ethic Of The Psalms And The New Testament
    conclusion
    indexes

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  • Catalogue Code 333904
  • Product Code 9780801031687
  • ISBN 0801031680
  • EAN 9780801031687
  • Pages 256
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Old Testament
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Feb 2012
  • Sales Rank #15417
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 18 mm
  • Weight 0.308kg

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