Reading the Psalms as a Book (Journal For The Study Of The Old Testament Supplement Series)
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This book discusses the theory that the Psalter was compiled with the specific intention that it should be used as a book for private spiritual reading. It is argued that if this were so, the work of the final editors would not have been confined to arranging the psalms in a particular order but would have included additions and interpolations intended to give the whole book a new orientation. An investigation of selected psalms shows that although the Psalter may have become a book for private devotion not long after its compilation, there is little evidence that it was compiled for that purpose.
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whybray (1923-1998) was professor of hebrew and old testament studies, university of hull.