On the Book of Psalms: Exploring the Prayers of Ancient Israel [NOOK Book]

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This book is the result of a lifetime of study of the Hebrew Bible by a mature scholar whose love of the Tanakh, and especially of the Psalter, shines through on every page.
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On the Book of Psalms: Exploring the Prayers of Ancient Israel

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Overview

This book is the result of a lifetime of study of the Hebrew Bible by a mature scholar whose love of the Tanakh, and especially of the Psalter, shines through on every page.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Perceptive, erudite, delightful."
—Elie Wiesel

"This book is the result of a lifetime of study of the Hebrew Bible by a mature scholar whose love of the Tanakh, and especially of the Psalter, shines through on every page. It is a beautiful book written in a poetic style worthy of the psalms themselves."
—James A. Sanders, Professor of Biblical Studies, The School of Theology at Claremont, and President of the Ancient Biblical Manuscript Center

"A towering scholar elucidates not only the scholarly issues involved in the psalms, but also the way these powerful religious texts impart their emotional and spiritual message. Sarna leaves us with a fresh understanding of the Psalter that will inspire Jew and Christian alike."
—Hershel Shanks, Editor of Bible Review and Biblical Archaeology Review

"The psalms speak to every aspect of the human condition, and are as timely today as when they were first written. Their message comes through with strength and beauty in Nahum Sarna's work."
—Robert McAfee Brown, Professor Emeritus of Theology and Ethics, Pacific School of Religion

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307761477
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/29/2010
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 312
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

NAHUM M. SARNA is Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Brandeis University. He is the author of Understanding Genesis and Exploring Exodus.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2011

    An excellent primer on the meaning of the Psalms

    Erudite yet simple, even conversational, Dr. Sarna presents the reader with an exegesis of representative Psalms and their meaning in their original Hebrew and Middle Eastern context. A great work that taught me to pray better with the Psalms.

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