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The Essential Bible Companion to the Psalms
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The Essential Bible Companion to the Psalms

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Zondervan 2010

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The Essential Bible Companion to the Psalms provides fundamental information regarding the meaning, background, context, and application of the Psalms. In addition to practical application, numerous charts are included that provide information about the various types of psalms (messianic, prophetic, etc.) along with a quick reference list of psalms that lend themselves to being used for worship or personal meditation or as a basis for praying the Scriptures.

Through the use of full-color visual images, the message and world of the Psalms are brought to life in a way never before presented, making this book not only an excellent resource for understanding the Psalms. The Essential Bible Companion to the Psalms is a must-have for students of the Bible, pastors, and anyone who desires to possess a unique reference guide to these ancient works of poetry and worship.

Scripture references are linked directly to Greek and Hebrew texts, along with the English Bible translations of your choice. For any word in any language, you can double-click on that word and your digital library will automatically search your lexicons for a match. That gives you unprecedented access to linguistic data, along with all the tools you need for exegesis and interpretation.

Key Features

  • Classification of each psalm by its literary type
  • Historical or theological background of each psalm and its connections to other biblical passages
  • Application of concepts or images in each psalm and their significance for us today
  • Special notes on words or phrases

Product Details

  • Title: The Essential Bible Companion to the Psalms
  • Authors: Brian Webster and David R. Beach
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 192

About the Authors

Brian L. Webster (PhD) is an associate professor of Old Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He did his doctoral work at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He is a homeschooling father of four and a Youth Leader at his church.

David R. Beach (MA) is a licensed counselor who studied under Dr. Dan Allender at Mars Hill Graduate School. He teaches spiritual formation and psychology courses at Cornerstone University. He also cofounded Soul Seasons with his wife Cynthia—a workshop based ministry focused on spiritual and creative formation.