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Psalms through the Centuries: Volume 1
Gillingham, Susan

Oxford: Blackwell, 2008 pp. xv + 382. $100.00

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Blackwell Bible Commentaries


Description: 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. The set 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; and includes illustrations of significant psalms, helpful maps, and an extensive bibliography.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Writings, Literature, Psalms

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Review by Joachim Vette
Published 2/2/2009
Citation: Joachim Vette, review of Susan Gillingham, Psalms through the Centuries: Volume 1, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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