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This text introduces the book of Psalms and provides an exposition of each psalm with attention to genre, liturgical connections, societal issues, and the psalm's place in the book of Psalms as a whole. The treatments of the psalms feature a close look at particular issues raised by the text and the encounters between the world of the psalm and the world of contemporary readers. The exposition of each psalm provides a reader's guide to the text in conversation with relevant theological issues.

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ISBN-13: 9780521600767
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/31/2014
Series: New Cambridge Bible Commentary Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 667,515
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Walter Brueggemann is Professor Emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and was a past president of the Society of Biblical Literature. His most recent books include Disruptive Grace: Reflections on God, Scripture, and the Church and Journey to the Common Good.

William H. Bellinger, Jr, is W. Marshall and Lulie Craig Chairholder in Bible, Chair of the Department of Religion and Professor of Religion at Baylor University. He is author of Psalms: A Guide to Studying the Psalter, 2nd edition, and Psalmody and Prophecy, among other books. Professor Bellinger currently chairs the Steering Committee for the Book of Psalms Section of the Society of Biblical Literature and serves on the editorial board of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Psalm 1-Psalm 150.

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