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Interpreting the Psalms: Issues and Approaches

Format: Digital
ISBN: 9780830884117


The book of Psalms is of great interest to biblical scholars, and in recent years, studies have increasingly emphasized Hebrew poetry, the structure of the entire Psalter, and its development from earlier collections to a unified canonical book. Interpreting the Psalms: Issues and Approaches aims to bridge the gap between general introductions to the study of the Psalms and specialized literature. Written by members and guests of the Tyndale Fellowship Old Testament Study Group and edited by Philip S. Johnston and David Firth, Interpreting the Psalms offers the insights of internationally recognized Old Testament scholars into the world of the Psalms.

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Key Features

  • Bridges the gap between an introduction to the Psalms and specialized literature
  • Offers insights from internationally recognized Old Testament scholars
  • Presents an ideal text for students, professors, pastors, and lay readers


  • “The Psalms and Current Study” by David M. Howard, Jr
  • “The Psalms and Ancient Near Eastern Prayer Genres” by Tremper Longman III
  • “The Psalms and Distress” by Philip S. Johnston
  • “The Psalms and Praise” by James Hely Hutchinson
  • “The Psalms and the King” by Jamie A. Grant
  • “The Psalms and the Cult” by Jerome F. D. Creach
  • “The Psalms and Cult Symbolism: The Case of the Cherubim-Ark” by Craig C. Broyles
  • “The Teaching of the Psalms” by David G. Firth
  • “The Ethics of the Psalms” by Gordon J. Wenham
  • “Body Idioms and the Psalms” by Andy L. Warren-Rothlin
  • “Torah-Meditation and the Psalms: The Invitation of Psalm 1” by Michael LeFebvre
  • “The Structure of the Psalter” by Gerald H. Wilson
  • “Qumran and the Psalms” by Dwight D. Swanson
  • “The Evangelists and the Psalms” by Dale A. Brueggemann
  • “The Targum of Psalms” by Timothy M. Edwards

Praise for the Print Edition

For those who treasure, love and pray the psalms, this book will be a sheer delight, and, if used in the classroom, it will offer up so much for lay people that they will . . . say ‘Hallelujah!’

Reed Lessing, Concordia Journal

About the Editors

Philip S. Johnston is director of studies in theology and religious studies and senior tutor at Hughes Hall, Cambridge. He has taught at Belfast, St. Andrews, and Oxford. He has published studies of Israelite afterlife beliefs, and has an interest in Israel past and present—along with a commitment to reconciliation. He is the author of Shades Of Sheol.

David Firth is Old Testament Tutor at Cliff College, Derbyshire. His works include Surrendering Retribution in the Psalms: Responses to Violence in the Individual Complaints.