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The Shape and Shaping of the Book of Psalms: The Current State of Scholarship
Declaissé-Walford, Nancy L., editor

Atlanta: SBL Press, 2014 pp. xvi + 267. $36.96

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Description: Drawing inspiration from Gerald H. Wilson’s The Editing of the Hebrew Psalter, this volume explores questions of the formation of the Psalter from the perspective of canonical criticism. Though called “canonical criticism,” the study actually employs a number of historically traditional and nontraditional approaches to reading the text including form criticism, historical criticism of individual psalms as well as of the whole Psalter, and redaction criticism.

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

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Review by John E. Anderson
Published 12/29/2016
Citation: John E. Anderson, review of Nancy L. deClaissé-Walford, ed., The Shape and Shaping of the Book of Psalms: The Current State of Scholarship, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


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