Psalms through the Centuries: A Reception Commentary on Psalms 1Ė72
Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2018 pp. xxiii + 454. Volume Two $125.00
Wiley Blackwell Bible Commentaries
Description: Psalms Through the Centuries: Volume Two provides the first ever extensive commentary on the Jewish and Christian reception history of the first two books of the Psalter (Psalms 1-41 and 42-72). It explores the various uses of the Psalms, over two millennia, in translation and commentary, liturgy and prayer, study and preaching, musical composition and artistic illustration, poetic and dramatic imitation, and contemporary discourse.
With lavish illustrations, using examples from both music and art, Psalms Through the Centuries: Volume Two offers a detailed commentary on each psalm, with an extensive bibliography, a large glossary of terms, and helpful indices. It is an ideal resource both for students and scholars in the academy and for lay people and ministers in church and synagogue.
Psalms Through the Centuries is published within the Wiley Blackwell Commentary series. Further information about this innovative reception history series is available at www.bbibcomm.info.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Writings, Literature, Methods, Psalms, Reception History
Review by William P. Brown
Citation: William P. Brown, review of Susan Gillingham, Psalms through the Centuries: A Reception Commentary on Psalms 1Ė72, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).
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