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Shape and Shaping of the Psalter


Sheffield Academic Press 1993

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The nine essays in this volume originated in the discussions of the Psalms program unit of the Society of Biblical Literature and a number were first presented as papers at the SBL meetings in 1989 and 1990. The volume documents the growing interest among scholars in understanding the book of Psalms not only as a collection of liturgical materials from ancient Israel and Judah but also as a coherent literary whole.

Part I considers the nature and significance of this new approach; it contains essays by J. L. Mays, Roland E. Murphy, Walter Brueggemann, Gerald H. Wilson and David M. Howard, Jr. Part II illustrates the application of this approach and offers preliminary conclusions concerning the shape of the Psalter and its component books; it contains essays by Gerald H. Wilson, Patrick D. Miller, Jr, J. Clinton McCann, Jr. and David M. Howard, Jr..

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  • Title: Shape and Shaping of the Psalter
  • Author: J. Clinton McCann, Jr.
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 130

About J. Clinton McCann, Jr.

J. Clinton McCann, Jr. is Evangelical Professor of Biblical Interpretation at Eden Theological Seminary.

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