Psalms by Konrad SchaeferPsalms by Konrad Schaefer

Psalms

byKonrad Schaefer

Hardcover | June 1, 2001

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For centuries people have turned to the Hebrew Bible to hear the life-giving words of God's everlasting covenant. Berit Olam: Studies in Hebrew Narrative and Poetry shares the riches of this message with all who seek to hear it. Twenty-four volumes are projected for the series. Anticipate one volume in the series each spring and fall.
-- This series reflects the latest developments in a relatively new method of biblical study: literary criticism.
-- The authors approach the books of the Hebrew Bible as literary works, recognizing that the stories and poetry can be better appreciated if one is acquainted with the techniques whereby the ancient Hebrew authors told stories and wrote poems, as well as the strategies that modern readers use to understand them.
-- The contributors represent a variety of religious traditions, and theoretical approaches.
-- The authors comment on the text of the Hebrew Bible but they refer primarily to the New Revised Standard Version when referring to a modern translation.
-- The volumes in Berit Olam contain commentary only; the complete biblical text is not included.

The psalms are masterful poems that echo the tenors of community life and worship as they project the scope of the human drama suspended from lament to praise. They chart a profound and vital relationship with God, with all the ups and downs that this relationship implies. Schaefer's concise commentary on the psalms relates their poetic elements while respecting their historical context and traditional use in the liturgy and, more importantly, their ultimate value as a springboard to private and communal prayer.

Title:PsalmsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:399 pages, 9.38 × 6.35 × 1.5 inPublished:June 1, 2001Publisher:Liturgical PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0814650619

ISBN - 13:9780814650615

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..".the author translates images drawn from ancient pastoral life into insights useful for the busy modern reader."