The Oxford Handbook of the Psalms

The Oxford Handbook 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. From ancient 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. This volume is an indispensable resource for all students of the Psalms.

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  • Hardback | 684 pages
  • 180.34 x 251.46 x 53.34mm | 1,202.01g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0199783330
  • 9780199783335
  • 350,527

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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 biblical studies, including The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder, Seeing the Psalms: A Theology of Metaphor, and Psalms.

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This handbook, as described above, serves its purpose as a good first orientation for those who want to delve into the world of the Psalms and it is to be hoped that a less expensive paperback edition will be out soon. Thomas J. Kraus, The Expository Times

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