Psalm 29 through Time and Tradition
Handy, Lowell K., editor
Eugene, Ore.: Pickwick, 2009 pp. xii + 147. $18.00
Description: Psalm 29, a sacred text in Jewish and Christian Bibles, has been understood in a variety of ways through time and in different traditions. This volume presents a sample of the use and meaning derived from a single biblical text. From the earliest translations to contemporary African Independent Churches, this psalm has been an integral part of synagogue and church; but what it has meant and how it is used is a fascinating journey through human culture. Not only the understanding of the written word, but also the liturgical use and the musical adaptations of a biblical text are considered here. This is a book for anyone—scholar, student, or laity—with an interest in the Bible in its many contexts.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Writings, Literature, Psalms
Review by Gert Prinsloo
Citation: Gert Prinsloo, review of Lowell K. Handy, ed., Psalm 29 through Time and Tradition, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2010).
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