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The Psalms: Ancient Poetry of the Spirit

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This Anthology Brings Together 100 Psalms that have spoken most directly to the spiritual needs of the people throughout the centuries. Grouped according to their major literary types, the psalms gathered here explore almost every conceivable emotion--from the pathos of individual and community laments to the clam reflections of the wisdom psalms to the joyful exuberance of the psalms of thanksgiving. In the introduction, Boadt and Bruce, renowned Biblical scholars, look at the origins of the Psalms in ancient ...
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Overview

This Anthology Brings Together 100 Psalms that have spoken most directly to the spiritual needs of the people throughout the centuries. Grouped according to their major literary types, the psalms gathered here explore almost every conceivable emotion--from the pathos of individual and community laments to the clam reflections of the wisdom psalms to the joyful exuberance of the psalms of thanksgiving. In the introduction, Boadt and Bruce, renowned Biblical scholars, look at the origins of the Psalms in ancient Israelite faith and worship and explore some of the distinctive qualities and insights Hebrew poetry holds for today's readers.
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Brings together 100 Psalms grouped according to their major literary types. Introductory material looks at the origins of the Psalms in ancient Israelite faith and worship and explores some of the distinctive qualities and insights Hebrew poetry holds for today's readers. The editor is a scholar of Biblical literature. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312221096
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Series: Classic Bible Series
  • Pages: 190
  • Product dimensions: 5.04 (w) x 7.97 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6
Forword 7
Introduction 9
The Nature of the Book of Psalms 9
The Variety and Richness of the Psalms 10
The Liturgical Origins of the Psalms 12
Personal Piety and the Psalms 14
Sickness and Tragedy in the Psalms 17
Hebrew Poetry 18
The Psalms in Literature 25
Images and Quotations 26
The Psalms 45
Part 1 Hymns of Praise 47
Part 2 Hymns of Trust 61
Part 3 Hymns of Thanksgiving 69
Part 4 Zion Hymns 84
Part 5 Liturgical Psalms 89
Part 6 Royal Psalms of Yahweh 97
Part 7 Royal Psalms of the King 102
Part 8 Individual Laments 115
Part 9 Community Laments 150
Part 10 Wisdom Psalms 167
Index of Psalms 187
Index of Primary Sources 189
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