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
Review by Joachim Vette
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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