Encountering the Book of Psalms: A Literary and Theological Introduction
  • Encountering the Book of Psalms: A Literary and Theological Introduction
  • Encountering the Book of Psalms: A Literary and Theological Introduction

Encountering the Book of Psalms: A Literary and Theological Introduction

by C. Hassell Bullock
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801027950

ISBN-13: 9780801027956

Pub. Date: 07/01/2004

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Though the Psalms are perhaps the most familiar portion of the Hebrew Bible, they are also among the most difficult to interpret. This guide helps readers study and interpret the Psalms.

Bullock begins by exploring the nature, structure, and authorship of the Psalter. He examines the use of Psalms in worship, shows how psalmists used historical reflection to serve

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Overview

Though the Psalms are perhaps the most familiar portion of the Hebrew Bible, they are also among the most difficult to interpret. This guide helps readers study and interpret the Psalms.

Bullock begins by exploring the nature, structure, and authorship of the Psalter. He examines the use of Psalms in worship, shows how psalmists used historical reflection to serve their theological purposes, and investigates different types of psalms. The book includes chapter objectives and outlines, sidebars, charts, and illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801027956
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Series:
Encountering Biblical Studies
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
221,759
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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Table of Contents

Editor's Preface11
Publisher's Preface12
To the Student14
Author's Preface15
Abbreviations17
Pt. 1Encountering the Literary and Hermeneutical Dimensions of the Psalms
1"Begin the Music": Introducing the Psalms21
2Listening to the Symphony of Praise: Interpreting the Psalms35
3The Seams of the Garment of Praise: The Structure of the Book57
Pt. 2Encountering the Psalms as Worship and Historical Reflection
4The Psalms in Worship and Faith85
5Encountering Theology and History in the Psalms99
Pt. 3Encountering the Psalms as Literary and Theological Types
6"Praise the Lord, O My Soul; All My Inmost Being, Praise His Holy Name": The Psalms of Praise121
7"My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?" Psalms of Lament135
8"I Love the Lord, for He Heard My Voice; He Heard My Cry for Mercy": Psalms of Thanksgiving151
9"The Lord Is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want": Psalms of Trust165
10"You Are My Son; Today I Have Become Your Father": Psalms of the Earthly King177
11"The Lord Reigns": Psalms of the Heavenly King187
12"My Mouth Will Speak Words of Widsom": The Wisdom Psalms199
13"The Law of the Lord Is Perfect, Reviving the Soul": The Psalms of Torah213
14"May They Be Blotted Out of the Book of Life": The Imprecatory Psalms227
Notes239
Select Bibliography of the Psalms245
Glossary249
Subject Index253
Scripture Index257

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