Sanders, The Psalms
Scroll of Qumran Cave 11 (UQPsa) (Oxford, 1965).
he will lead "The Psalms
as the Bible's Song Book," which will allow participants to learn about the wealth of musical resources for singing the Psalms
, particularly as they have been sung by churches around the world.
Critique: Skillfully translated and enhanced with meticulous notes, Essential Expositions of the Psalms
condenses Saint Augustine's classic Christian texts into a digest accessible to readers of all backgrounds.
Indicative of the comprehensive nature of this work are the titles of the volume's ten sections: Ancient Near Eastern Backgrounds, Language of the Psalms
, Translating Psalms, Composition of the Psalms
, History of Interpretation and Reception: A Sampling, Interpretive Approaches, Culturally Based Interpretations, Theologies of the Psalms
, Anthropologies of the Psalms
, and Practicing the Psalms
Chapters 5 and 6 look at evidence of the psalms
in a range of Old English texts, including saints' lives, reinforcing Toswell's argument concerning the pervasiveness of the psalms
in all aspects of Anglo-Saxon life and literature.
3) In addition, many of the psalms
make use of words and phrases drawn from Old Testament wisdom traditions.
Part 2, Reading the Psalter, was not as captivating to this reviewer as part 1, Jewish and Christian Responses to the Psalms
, and part 3, Past Contacts and Future Perspectives.
were published in the Roman script and were arranged by the tune to which they had been set, not by their biblical order.
Exactly what part do the psalms
play in Confessions?
Because the psalms
lend themselves nicely to emotional expression, they are an excellent vehicle for resolving emotional stress leading to psychological and spiritual benefits.
Pak identifies all three theologians as "Protestants" and claims that all three "used the Psalms
to teach key Protestant doctrines and Protestant understandings of piety and worship" (5).
are about faith, writes Greenberg in her introduction to The Complete Psalms, "but not as faith is often imagined.
Samuel Subramanian, The Synoptic Gospels and the Psalms
Fassler, is a new book in the SBL Symposium series that serves as an interfaith guide to what the Psalms
have meant throughout the centuries.
A singularly valuable resource for anyone striving to intimately acquaint themselves with the Psalms
and understand their emotional expression.