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Invitation to the Psalms: A Reader's Guide for Discovery and Engagement
Jacobson, Rolf A. and Karl N. Jacobson

Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2013 pp. viii + 184. $17.99


Description: The Book of Psalms is perhaps the most cherished book in the Old Testament. In this lively volume, two experienced teachers invite students to read and explore the Psalter and roam widely among its poems. The book introduces the dynamics of the biblical text, helping students become careful and attentive readers. It covers how to read Hebrew poetry, the Psalter's basic genres, the idea of "the psalmist," the metaphorical world of the Psalms, and the theology of the Psalms. Sidebars, discussion questions, and plenty of examples enhance the reading experience. This clear and concise guide is accessible to all serious students of the Bible.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Writings, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Poetics, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Theology, Psalms

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Review by David Firth
Published 12/19/2013
Citation: David Firth, review of Rolf A. Jacobson and Karl N. Jacobson, Invitation to the Psalms: A Reader's Guide for Discovery and Engagement, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).


Review by John E. Anderson
Published 8/25/2016
Citation: John E. Anderson, review of Rolf A. Jacobson and Karl N. Jacobson, Invitation to the Psalms: A Reader's Guide for Discovery and Engagement, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


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