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
Akkadian alphabetical psalms ancient Authorised Version basic beginning belong Bible Biblical Psalms canon century BC collection context cult cultic deuteronomistic didactic divine earth Elohistic enemies English Enlil example exegesis experience expression faith festival God’s Greek Gunkel heading Heaven Hebrew Hebrew language hymnic hymns individual psalms Israel Jerusalem king kingship language lines linguistic literary liturgical Lord lyre Marduk mountains musical offering Old Testament origin particular phase poem poetic poetry possible post-exilic praise pre-exilic prophetic psalm texts Psalmen psalmist Psalms of Ascents Psalms of Solomon question Qumran recognised ritual Royal Psalms salvation sanctuary scroll service of worship so-called Solomon song speak stichs structure style supplicant temple textual theme theological theophany thou tion Torah tradition translation Ugarit Underworld verse whole Wisdom words worship writings Yahweh YHWH Zion