Jewish and Christian Approaches to the Psalms

Jewish and Christian Approaches to the Psalms
Author: Susan Gillingham
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2013-02-07
ISBN 10: 0199699542
ISBN 13: 9780199699544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish and Christian Approaches to the Psalms Book Review:

The Psalms have resulted in controversies between Jews and Christians over the centuries and it is only from the mid twentieth century onwards that the two traditions have worked side by side in the academy at least. This is one of the very few volumes on the psalms to incorporate scholarship from both these traditions for nearly a century, and the result is a rich celebration of these extraordinary ancient songs. This innovative essay collection draws together internationally renowned Jewish and Christian scholars of the Psalms, with one tradition responding to the other, in areas as diverse as Qumran studies, Medieval Jewish interpretation, Reception History, Liturgical Psalters and Chagall's Church Windows and more recent Literary Studies of the Psalter as a Book. The range of topics chosen will be of interest not only to those specializing in the Psalms but also to others interested more generally in biblical studies. Several musical and artistic representations of selected psalms are also included and the book includes a colour plate section which illustrates several of the chapters.

Psalms as Torah

Psalms as Torah
Author: Gordon J. Wenham
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN 10: 0801031680
ISBN 13: 9780801031687
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psalms as Torah Book Review:

An internationally-renowned Old Testament scholar explores the riches of the Psalms, expounding the ways they shape those who read them.

Psalms as Torah Studies in Theological Interpretation

Psalms as Torah  Studies in Theological Interpretation
Author: Gordon J. Wenham
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN 10: 1441236384
ISBN 13: 9781441236388
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psalms as Torah Studies in Theological Interpretation Book Review:

The Psalms are the most-read part of the Old Testament, but their importance for ethics has often been overlooked. However, the Psalms offer some of the most potent ethical instruction in the Bible. In this book internationally renowned Old Testament scholar Gordon Wenham examines the source of the Psalms' power, reflects on their main ethical themes, and shows how they function as prayers that change us. Wenham makes an important contribution to biblical scholarship and breaks new ground in discussions of Old Testament ethics, yet he writes accessibly, making this book invaluable for students, scholars, and pastors.

The Oxford Handbook of the Psalms

The Oxford Handbook of the Psalms
Author: William P. Brown
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 670
Release: 2014-05
ISBN 10: 0199783330
ISBN 13: 9780199783335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the Psalms Book Review:

An indispensable resource for students and scholars, The Oxford Handbook of the Psalms features a diverse array of essays that treat the Psalms from a variety of perspectives. Classical scholarship and approaches as well as contextual interpretations and practices are well represented. The coverage is uniquely wide ranging.

From Jesus to Christ

From Jesus to Christ
Author: Paula Fredriksen
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-10-01
ISBN 10: 0300164106
ISBN 13: 9780300164107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Jesus to Christ Book Review:

"Magisterial. . . . A learned, brilliant and enjoyable study."—Géza Vermès, Times Literary Supplement In this exciting book, Paula Fredriksen explains the variety of New Testament images of Jesus by exploring the ways that the new Christian communities interpreted his mission and message in light of the delay of the Kingdom he had preached. This edition includes an introduction reviews the most recent scholarship on Jesus and its implications for both history and theology. "Brilliant and lucidly written, full of original and fascinating insights."—Reginald H. Fuller, Journal of the American Academy of Religion "This is a first-rate work of a first-rate historian."—James D. Tabor, Journal of Religion "Fredriksen confronts her documents—principally the writings of the New Testament—as an archaeologist would an especially rich complex site. With great care she distinguishes the literary images from historical fact. As she does so, she explains the images of Jesus in terms of the strategies and purposes of the writers Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John."—Thomas D’Evelyn, Christian Science Monitor

One Bible Many Voices

One Bible  Many Voices
Author: Susan E. Gillingham
Publsiher: SPCK Publishing
Total Pages: 280
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015043268435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Bible Many Voices Book Review:

This title is designed for anyone wishing to undertake academic study of the Bible. It is an introduction to biblical studies, focusing on both ancient and modern approaches.

Four Approaches to the Book of Psalms

Four Approaches to the Book of Psalms
Author: Uriel Simon
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN 10: 1438420099
ISBN 13: 9781438420097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Four Approaches to the Book of Psalms Book Review:

Uriel Simon describes the fascinating controversy that raged from the tenth to the twelfth centuries regarding the theological status and literary genre of the Psalms. Saadiah Gaon, who initiated the controversy, claimed that the Psalter was a second Torah—the Lord’s word to David—and by no means man’s prayer to God. Salmon ben Yerucham and Yefet ben Ali insisted on the Karaite view that the Book of Psalms was the prophetic common prayerbook of Israel. Totally opposing both of these concepts, Rabbi Moses Ibn Giqatilah regarded the Psalms as non-prophetic prayers authored by different poets, beginning with David and ending with the captive Levites in the Babylonian exile. Finally, Rabbi Abraham Ibn Ezra reverted to the belief held by the Talmudic sages—that the Psalms were Israel’s divinely inspired and most sacred poetry.

The Psalms Through Three Thousand Years

The Psalms Through Three Thousand Years
Author: William L. Holladay
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 395
Release: 1995-12-01
ISBN 10: 9781451420302
ISBN 13: 1451420307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psalms Through Three Thousand Years Book Review:

William L. Holladay offers an illuminating and informative overview of the Psalms, chanted, sung, and recited by so great a cloud of witnesses (Hebrews 12:1) through the past three thousand years.

The Book of Psalms A Translation with Commentary

The Book of Psalms  A Translation with Commentary
Author: Robert Alter
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2009-10-19
ISBN 10: 0393337049
ISBN 13: 9780393337044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Psalms A Translation with Commentary Book Review:

A commentated new translation of the Book of Psalms seeks to preserve and convey its powerful message and musical rhythms while lending insight into the text's obscurities, in a volume by the acclaimed translator of the Five Books of Moses. 30,000 first printing.

Ancient Judaism

Ancient Judaism
Author: Max Weber
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2010-05-11
ISBN 10: 9781439119181
ISBN 13: 143911918X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Judaism Book Review:

Weber’s classic study which deals specifically with: Types of Asceticism and the Significance of Ancient Judaism, History and Social Organization of Ancient Palestine, Political Organization and Religious Ideas in the Time of the Confederacy and the Early Kings, Political Decline, Religious Conflict and Biblical Prophecy.

The Blackwell Companion to the Hebrew Bible

The Blackwell Companion to the Hebrew Bible
Author: Leo G. Perdue
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2004-11-12
ISBN 10: 9781405127202
ISBN 13: 1405127201
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blackwell Companion to the Hebrew Bible Book Review:

This comprehensive The Blackwell Companion to the Hebrew Bible offers a broad overview and survey of Old Testament study. It consists of newly commissioned articles from an impressive range of top international Old Testament scholars, from the UK, Europe, Israel, Canada and the US. Explores the history, archaeology, theology, sociology, and ancient Near Eastern context of the Hebrew Bible Addresses questions of methodology, interpretation, and the academic study of the Old Testament Features a useful introduction that provides an overview of the discipline, and a guide to the interconnections between individual articles Offers an ideal tool for students, not just for use on one course, but over several years of study

The Harp of Prophecy

The Harp of Prophecy
Author: Brian E. Daley, S.J.,Paul R. Kolbet
Publsiher: University of Notre Dame Pess
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-01-30
ISBN 10: 0268158312
ISBN 13: 9780268158316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Harp of Prophecy Book Review:

The Psalms generated more biblical commentary from early Christians than any other book of the Hebrew and Christian canon. While advances have been made in our understanding of the early Christian preoccupation with this book and the traditions employed to interpret it, no study on the Psalms traditions exists that can serve as a solid academic point of entry into the field. This collection of essays by distinguished patristic and biblical scholars fills this lacuna. It not only introduces readers to the main primary sources but also addresses the unavoidable interpretive issues present in the secondary literature. The essays in The Harp of Prophecy represent some of the very best scholarly approaches to the study of early Christian exegesis, bringing new interpretations to bear on the work of influential early Christian authorities such as Athanasius, Augustine, and Basil of Caesarea. Subjects that receive detailed study include the dynamics of early Christian political power, gender expressions, and the ancient conversation between Christian, Jewish, and Greek philosophical traditions. The essays and bibliographic materials enable readers to locate and read the early Christian sources for themselves and also serve to introduce the various interdisciplinary methods and perspectives that are currently brought to bear on early Christian psalm exegesis. Students and scholars of theology and biblical studies will be led in new directions of thought and interpretation by these innovative studies.

The God of Israel and the Nations

The God of Israel and the Nations
Author: Norbert Lohfink,Erich Zenger
Publsiher: Liturgical Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780814659250
ISBN 13: 081465925X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The God of Israel and the Nations Book Review:

Their investigations show that the biblical testimony supports the churches' affirmation: God's covenant with Israel stands forever."--BOOK JACKET.

The Vitality of Worship

The Vitality of Worship
Author: Robert Davidson
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 484
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780802842466
ISBN 13: 0802842461
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vitality of Worship Book Review:

For centuries the Psalms have been central to Jewish and Christian tradition and spirituality. In them can be found echoes of the whole range of human experience and need, from praise to protest, from ringing certainty to unanswered questions, from quiet confidence to the dark night of the soul. This commentary by Robert Davidson shows how a contemporary critical approach to the Psalms can throw light not only on their meaning in their original context in the life of ancient Israel, but on their continuing relevance for worship today. Taking primarily a theological approach to the Psalms, Davidson shows how the vitality and richness of the Psalms-a richness that reflects our own life experiences today-can be significantly more helpful to our private spiritual lives and our public worship than many of the hymnbooks currently being used. In drawing on contemporary worship sources, both Jewish and Christian, this commentary will appeal as much to general readers and worship leaders as to scholars, students, and pastors.

Psalms Through the Centuries

Psalms Through the Centuries
Author: Susan Gillingham
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2008-01-03
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015074263065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psalms Through the Centuries Book Review:

Provides an introduction to the literary, historical, and theological background of psalmody. Examines the psalms through liturgy and prayer, study and preaching, translation and imitation, and musical composition and artistic illustration. Includes illustrations of significant psalms, helpful maps, and an extensive bibliography. --From publisher's description.

Psalms Through the Centuries

Psalms Through the Centuries
Author: Susan Gillingham
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2012-03-28
ISBN 10: 1118241525
ISBN 13: 9781118241523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psalms Through the Centuries Book Review:

This is the first of a two-volume bible commentary covering the Psalms and examining the role of these biblical poems throughout Jewish and Christian history. Provides a fascinating introduction to the literary, historical, and theological background of psalmody Examines the psalms through liturgy and prayer, study and preaching, translation and imitation, and musical composition and artistic illustration Includes illustrations of significant psalms, helpful maps, and an extensive bibliography; an expanded bibliography to accompany the book is also available at www.wiley.com/go/gillingham A forthcoming second volume is planned, which will take an alternative psalm-by-psalm approach Now available in paperback, and published in the innovative reception-history series, Blackwell Bible Commentaries

God s Unfailing Word

God s Unfailing Word
Author: The Faith and Order Commission
Publsiher: Church House Pub
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2019-11-21
ISBN 10: 9780715111611
ISBN 13: 0715111612
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God s Unfailing Word Book Review:

This important and timely study offers a theological exploration of the relationship between Christians and Jews. It is mindful of the prejudice and persecution experienced by the Jewish community throughout history, not least from the Christian church, and is intended as antidote to antisemitism.

Hebrew Texts in Jewish Christian and Muslim Surroundings

Hebrew Texts in Jewish  Christian and Muslim Surroundings
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2018-02-05
ISBN 10: 9004358404
ISBN 13: 9789004358409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hebrew Texts in Jewish Christian and Muslim Surroundings Book Review:

Hebrew Texts in Jewish, Christian and Muslim Surroundings offers a new perspective on Judaism, Christianity and Islam as religions of the book by showing that there is an intricate web of relations between the texts of these three religious traditions.

Fighting Over the Bible

Fighting Over the Bible
Author: Isaac Kalimi
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN 10: 9004339116
ISBN 13: 9789004339118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fighting Over the Bible Book Review:

In Fighting over the Bible Isaac Kalimi explores the roots of the conflicts among Jews and between Jews, Christians, and Muslims regarding their interpretations of Jewish Scripture, as well as the rich new exegetical and theological approaches that grew from these controversies.

The Dead Sea Scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls
Author: Peter W. Flint
Publsiher: Abingdon Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2013-02-01
ISBN 10: 142677107X
ISBN 13: 9781426771071
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dead Sea Scrolls Book Review:

In 1947, a Bedouin shepherd literally stumbled upon a cave near the Dead Sea, a settlement now called Qumran, to the east of Jerusalem. This cave, along with the others located nearby, contained jars holding hundreds of scrolls and fragments of scrolls of texts both biblical and nonbiblical—in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. The biblical scrolls would be the earliest evidence of the Hebrew Scriptures, or Old Testament, by hundreds of years; and the nonbiblical texts would shed dramatic light on one of the least-known periods of Jewish history—the Second Temple period. This find is, quite simply, the most important archaeological event in two thousand years of biblical studies. The scrolls provide information on nearly every aspect of biblical studies, including the Old Testament, text criticism, Second Temple Judaism, the New Testament, and Christian origins. It took more than fifty years for the scrolls to be completely and officially published, and there is no comparable brief, introductory resource. Core Biblical Studies fulfill the need for brief, substantive, yet highly accessible introductions to key subjects and themes in biblical studies. In the shifting tides of biblical interpretation, these books are designed to help students locate relevant meanings in conversation with the text. As a first step toward substantive and subsequent learning, the series draws on the best scholarship in order to provide foundational concepts and contextualized information on a broad scope of issues, methods, perspectives, and trends.