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The Psalms

James L Crenshaw

Paperback 2001-03-01

This volume offers one of the best available introductions to the psalms literature of the Bible. Specially designed for general readers, it will help beginning students read the psalms with understanding and appreciation. Part 1 examines the composition and major features of the book. Part 2 surveys the various approaches to the Psalter, illustrating with great clarity various modes of interpretation. In Part 3 Crenshaw offers in-depth exegesis of four notable psalms - 24, 71, 73, and 115 - to show how one might fruitfully engage the text. 187 pages, from Eerdmans.

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This volume offers one of the best available introductions to the psalms literature of the Bible. Specially designed for use in a wide range of educational settings, James Crenshaw's new book will help beginning students read the psalms with understanding and appreciation.Part 1 examines the composition and major features of the book of Psalms. Comparisons to other biblical psalms and to deutero- and noncanonical psalms are also made. Part 2 surveys the various approaches to the Psalter, illustrating with great clarity the various modes of interpreting the book, Crenshaw looks in particular at the types of psalms, their social settings, and the historical reconstruction of the Israelite experience, with special attention to ancient Near Eastern iconography. Artistic design and theological editing are also discussed, In Part 3 Crenshaw offers in-depth exegesis of four notable psalms -- 24, 71, 73, and 115 -- to show how one might fruitfully engage the text.Given its range of discussion and highly accessible style, The Psalms: An Introduction will quickly become a standard text for classroom use.

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This volume offers one of the best available introductions to the psalms literature of the Bible. Specially designed for general readers, it will help beginning students read the psalms with understanding and appreciation. Part 1 examines the composition and major features of the book. Part 2 surveys the various approaches to the Psalter, illustrating with great clarity various modes of interpretation. In Part 3 Crenshaw offers in-depth exegesis of four notable psalms - 24, 71, 73, and 115 - to show how one might fruitfully engage the text. 187 pages, from Eerdmans.

Publisher Description

This volume offers one of the best available introductions to the psalms literature of the Bible. Specially designed for use in a wide range of educational settings, James Crenshaw's new book will help beginning students read the psalms with understanding and appreciation.Part 1 examines the composition and major features of the book of Psalms. Comparisons to other biblical psalms and to deutero- and noncanonical psalms are also made. Part 2 surveys the various approaches to the Psalter, illustrating with great clarity the various modes of interpreting the book, Crenshaw looks in particular at the types of psalms, their social settings, and the historical reconstruction of the Israelite experience, with special attention to ancient Near Eastern iconography. Artistic design and theological editing are also discussed, In Part 3 Crenshaw offers in-depth exegesis of four notable psalms -- 24, 71, 73, and 115 -- to show how one might fruitfully engage the text.Given its range of discussion and highly accessible style, The Psalms: An Introduction will quickly become a standard text for classroom use.

Koorong Code160099
ISBN0802808549
EAN9780802808547
Pages197
DepartmentAcademic
CategoryBiblical Studies
Sub-CategoryOld Testament
PublisherEerdmans
Publication DateMar 2001
Dimensions13 x 152 x 228mm
Weight0.301kg