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Psalms and Mythology
Human, Dirk J., editor

London: T&T Clark, 2007 pp. xv + 262. $140.00

Series Information
Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies, 462


Description: Accumulating discussions and renewed focus on the study of the Psalms and mythology have stimulated scholars to address issues of interest prevalent in contemporary research. As the Psalter itself endlessly diverse, dense, and complex and existentially captivating with infinite potential for theological contemplation and re-appropriation, this book offers unique insights and sketches a variety of interpretive possibilities. The exposition of Psalm texts against the background of their different historical, cultic, and mythological settings in the ancient Near East sets as a firm basis for their reapplication in the Church and society today. In the history of interpretation the Psalms have proven themselves to be natural texts for a variety of uses inside and outside the Church. This book revives various ways of interpreting and applying the Psalms.

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

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Review by Jeffery M. Leonard
Published 5/2/2009
Citation: Jeffery M. Leonard, review of Dirk J. Human, ed., Psalms and Mythology, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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