The Flow of the Psalms: Discovering Their Structure and Theology
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About "The Flow of the Psalms: Discovering Their Structure and Theology"
:For centuries the book of Psalms has been read as a random collection of individual poems with no discernible pattern of intentional arrangement. Augustine referred to the organization of the psalms as a mighty mystery. Recent Old Testament studies insist that each psalm is not to be interpreted in view of its position in the overall book or by the psalms that border it. Yet O. Palmer Robertson shows that there is a clear redemptive-historical progression that develops throughout the five books of the psalms. In addition, structural elements such as the placement of acrostic psalms, strategic couplings of a Messianic psalm with a Torah psalm, and the grouping of psalms by topics indicate an intentional structuring. The uncovering of these various elements enables the lover of the psalms to get a grasp on the whole of the Psalter along with a fuller appreciation of each individual psalm.
Meet the Author
O Palmer Robertson
O. Palmer Robertson (Th.D., Union Theological Seminary in Richmond) is principal and director of African Bible College in Uganda and adjunct professor of Old Testament at Knox Theological Seminary. He has served pastorates in several states, spoken at many conferences, taught at several seminaries, and lectured in Africa, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. His books include The Genesis of Sex; The Israel of God; Understanding the Land of the Bible; Christ of the Covenants; Christ of the Prophets and most recently God's People in the Wilderness