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A New Psalm: The Psalms as Literature
Segal, Benjamin J.

Jerusalem: Gefen, 2013 pp. xli + 692. $48.00


Description: A New Psalm is a commentary and guide to reading the Book of Psalms as literature. After an introduction, each psalm is interpreted in light of biblical scholarship, with an emphasis on the poetic presentation. The commentary elucidates the spiritual quests, insights, and struggles of generations of men and women confronting their world and their place in that world, with no subject left unexplored. In A New Psalm, modern research and insight allow the poems to sing once again.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Writings, Literature, Methods, Linguistics, Historical Approaches, Literary Approaches, Psalms

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Review by Hallvard Hagelia
Published 3/13/2015
Citation: Hallvard Hagelia, review of Benjamin J. Segal, A New Psalm: The Psalms as Literature, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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