Introducing the Psalms
A new general introduction to the Psalms. Seybold guides the reader through the most important aspects of the history and literary form of the Psalm texts and the major questions of critical scholarship, and discusses all leading writers on the subject.
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The Origins of the Psalms
The Literary Form of the Psalms
The Purpose of the Psalms
The Classification of the Psalms
Perception of Faith
Outlook on Life
1st century Akkadian alphabetical psalms ancient Authorised Version basic beginning belong Bible Biblical Psalms canon century classical collection context cult cultic Davidic Psalter deﬁned deﬁnite deuteronomistic didactic difﬁcult divine earth Elohistic enemies English example exegesis experience expression faith festival ﬁgure ﬁlled ﬁnal ﬁnd ﬁrst ﬁve God’s Greek Gunkel heading Heaven Hebrew Hebrew language hymnic hymns individual psalms Israel Jerusalem king language lines linguistic literary liturgical Lord lyre mountains musical Old Testament origin particular poem poetic poetry possible post-exilic praise pre-exilic prophetic psalm texts Psalmen psalmist Psalms of Solomon question Qumran recognised ritual Royal Psalms sacriﬁce salvation sanctuary scroll service of worship signiﬁcance so-called Solomon song speak stichs stringed instruments structure style supplicant temple textual theme theological theophany thou tion Torah tradition translation Ugarit Underworld verse whole Wisdom words worship writings Yahweh YHWH Zion