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The Word of God in the Child of God: Exegetical, Theological, and Homiletical Reflections from the 119th Psalm

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Psalm 119 is the prayer of one who delights and lives by the Torah. The longest of all the psalms, it is a Hebrew-alphabetical acrostic poem. George J. Zemek provides a thorough study on Psalm 119, studying its various elements and contemporary applicability. Zemek presents a comprehensive introduction to the psalm which analyzes its critical and conservative evaluations, date and authorship, literary vehicles, and textual assessment. He also includes an analytical and theological overview of the text. This volume provides translation and notes, synopsis and outlines, and commentary on each of the 22 stanzas.

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Key Features

  • Explores the 119th Psalm on a deep level
  • Provides direct translations and notes on each verse and section of the Psalm
  • Features an appendix diagrammatical analyses


  • Part I: Introductory Matters
    • Estimations of the Psalm
      • Critical Evaluations
      • Conservative Evaluations
    • Authorship and Date
      • No Superscription
      • Related Issues
        • Perspective: National, Individual, or Both?
        • Age at Composition: Young, Old, or In-Between?
      • Historical Nominees
    • Literary Vehicles
      • The Acrostic Framework
        • Description
        • Examples
        • Criticisms
        • Purpose
      • Psalm-type Analyses
      • Poetic Parallelisms
    • Textual Assessment
      • The Hebrew Text
      • The Dead Sea Scrolls
      • The Septuagint and Other Early Versions
  • Part II: Overview
    • Analytical Overview
      • Macro-development
      • Micro-development
      • Theological Overview: Applied Bibliology
        • Words for the Word
          • The Synonyms
          • Their Interrelations
        • Attributes of the Word
          • Their Source
          • Their Solace
        • Reactions to the Word
          • Not Pharisaic Bigotry nor Bibliolatry
          • Dependent Appropriation, Internalization, and Application
  • Part III: Analysis
    • Aleph Stanza (vv. 1–8)
    • Beth Stanza (vv. 9–16)
    • Gimel Stanza (vv. 17–24)
    • Daleth Stanza (vv. 25–32)
    • He Stanza (vv. 33–40)
    • Waw Stanza (vv. 41–48)
    • Zayin Stanza (vv. 49–56)
    • Heth Stanza (vv. 57–64)
    • Teth Stanza (vv. 65–72)
    • Yodh Stanza (vv. 73–80)
    • Kaph Stanza (vv. 81–88)
    • Lamedh Stanza (vv. 89–96)
    • Mem Stanza (vv. 97–104)
    • Nun Stanza (vv. 105–112)
    • Samekh Stanza (vv. 113–120)
    • Ayin Stanza (vv. 121–128)
    • Pe Stanza (vv. 129–136)
    • Tsadhe Stanza (vv. 137–144)
    • Qoph Stanza (vv. 145–152)
    • Resh Stanza (vv. 153–160)
    • Shin Stanza (vv. 161–168)
    • Taw Stanza (vv. 169–176)

Product Details

  • Title: The Word of God in the Child of God: Exegetical, Theological, and Homiletical Reflections from the 119th Psalm
  • Author: George J. Zemek
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 446

George J. Zemek received his doctorate of theology at Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. He began his teaching career at Grace College in the Greek department from 1975 to 1977. During that period he also served as a part-time instructor in the Homiletics department of the seminary. From 1977 to 1988, he was a full-time professor of biblical languages, theology, and apologetics, serving also as the seminary’s director of doctoral studies from 1985 to 1988. Beginning in 1988, he taught for six years at The Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, California. Zemek then became the founding pastor-teacher and professor, respectively, of Grace Bible Church and Training Center in Brandon, Florida. Since 2000 he has served as the director of The Ministry Training Center at The Bible Church of Little Rock in Arkansas.


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