The Oxford Handbook of the Psalms

Hardcover | April 16, 2014

EditorWilliam P. Brown

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Intended for both scholar and student, The Oxford Handbook of the Psalms features a diverse array of essays that treat the Psalms from a variety of perspectives. Classical scholarship and traditional approaches as well as contextual interpretations and practices are well represented. Fromancient Near Eastern backgrounds and Hebrew poetry to Qumran studies and ancient translations to Asian and African-American approaches and liturgical usage, the Handbook's coverage is uniquely wide ranging. This handbook serves as a rich introduction into the increasingly complex field and is anindispensable resource for all students of the Psalms.

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Intended for both scholar and student, The Oxford Handbook of the Psalms features a diverse array of essays that treat the Psalms from a variety of perspectives. Classical scholarship and traditional approaches as well as contextual interpretations and practices are well represented. Fromancient Near Eastern backgrounds and Hebrew poet...

William P. Brown is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA. Bill has also taught at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond and at Emory University. He is the author of several books and numerous essays in bib...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:670 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.98 inPublished:April 16, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceAbbreviationsList of Contributors1. William P. Brown: The Psalms: An OverviewPart I. Ancient Near Eastern Backgrounds2. Anna Elise Zernecke: Mesopotamian Parallels to the Psalms3. Mark S. Smith: Canaanite Backgrounds to the Psalms4. Bernd U. Schipper: Egyptian Backgrounds to the PsalmsPart II. Language of the Psalms5. F. W. Dobbs-Allsopp: Poetry of the Psalms6. Peter S. Hawkins: The Psalms in Poetry7. Carleen Mandolfo: Language of Lament in the Psalms8. Travis J. Bott: Praise and Metonymy in the Psalms9. Diane Jacobson: Wisdom Language in the PsalmsPart III. Translating Psalms10. David M. Stec: The Aramaic Psalter11. Joachim Schaper: The Septuagint Psalter12. Scott Goins: Jerome's PsaltersPart IV. Composition of the Psalms13. Susan E. Gillingham: The Levites and the Editorial Composition of the Psalms14. Yair Zakovitch: On the Ordering of Psalms as Demonstrated by Psalms 136-15015. Peter W. Flint: Unrolling the Dead Sea Psalms ScrollsPart V. History of Interpretation and Reception: A Sampling16. Alan Cooper: Some Aspects of Traditional Jewish Psalms Interpretation17. Stephen P. Ahearne-Kroll: Psalms in the New Testament18. Walid A. Saleh: Psalms in the Qur'an and in the Islamic Religious Imagination19. Brennan Breed: Reception of the Psalms: The Example of Psalm 91Part VI. Interpretive Approaches20. William H. Bellinger, Jr.: Psalms and the Question of Genre21. Richard J. Clifford: Psalms of the Temple22. Erhard S. Gerstenberger: Non-Temple Psalms: The Cultic Setting Revisited23. J. Clinton McCann, Jr.: The Shape and Shaping of the Psalter: Psalms in their Literary Context24. Nancy L. deClaisse-Walford: The Meta-Narrative of the Psalter25. Joel M. LeMon: Ancient Near Eastern Iconography and the Psalms26. Robert L. Foster: Rhetoric of the Psalms27. Brent A. Strawn: Poetic Attachment: Psychology, Psycholinguistics, and the Psalms28. Melody D. Knowles: Feminist Interpretation of the Psalms29. Norman K. Gottwald: Kingship in the Book of PsalmsPart VII. Culturally Based Interpretations30. Rodney S. Sadler, Jr.: Singing a Subversive Song: Psalm 137 and "Colored Pompey"31. John J. Ahn: Rising from Generation to Generation: Lament, Hope, Home, and Dream32. Edesio Sanchez: Psalms in Latin AmericaPart VIII. Theologies of the Psalms33. Marc Zvi Brettler: Jewish Theology of the Psalms34. Rolf A. Jacobson: Christian Theology of the PsalmsPart IX. Anthropologies of the Psalms35. Walter Brueggemann: On "Being Human" in the Psalms36. Jerome F. D. Creach: The Righteous and the WickedPart X. Practicing the Psalms37. Kimberly Bracken Long: The Psalms in Christian Worship38. Thomas G. Long: Preaching Psalms39. Michael Morgan: Singing the Psalms40. Carol L. Schnabl Schweitzer: Psalms as Resources for Pastoral Care41. Edme Kingsmill SLG: The Psalms: A Monastic Perspective42. David Rensberger: Ecological Use of the PsalmsPeter W. Flint: Appendix I "Apocryphal" Psalms in the Psalms Scrolls and in Texts Incorporating PsalmsPeter W. Flint: Appendix II Contents of the Psalms Scrolls and Related ManuscriptsSubject IndexScriptural Index