The Psalms Through Three Thousand Years

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William L. Holladay offers an illuminating and informative overview of the Psalms, chanted, sung, and recited by so great a cloud of witnesses (Hebrews 12:1) through the past three thousand years.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800630140
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/27/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The Lord Is My Shepherd, Then and Now 6
Pt. 1 The Psalms Take Shape - A Reconstruction
2 In the Beginning: Psalms Sung in David's Day 17
3 Psalms from the North 26
4 Psalms for the Temple of Solomon 37
5 Hymns for the Second Temple 54
6 Steps toward the Status of Scripture: The Psalms Are Collected, Annotated, and Translated 67
Pt. 2 The Psalter Through History
7 Psalms at the Dead Sea 95
8 Texts for the First Christians: The Psalms in the New Testament 113
9 The Psalms for Jews, from the First Century of the Common Era 134
10 The Psalms for Christians: In the West until the Reformation, and in the East 161
11 The Psalms for Reformation Protestants 191
12 The Psalms in the Roman Catholic Church from the Council of Trent until the Second Vatican Council 218
13 The Psalms across Space and Time: The Nineteenth Century 238
14 The Psalms in the Churches Today: Protestants and Roman Catholics 265
Pt. 3 Current Theological Issues
15 Toughening Texts: Lament, Recovery, and Praise 287
16 Censored Texts 304
17 What Makes a Translation? 316
18 Psalms for Whom? 330
19 Through Jesus Christ Our Lord 345
Epilogue: How the Twenty-third Psalm Became an American Secular Icon 359
Appendixes 372
Index of Scripture and Other Early Writings 379
Index of Authors and Historical Persons 391
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