Peter Craigie demonstrates that the biblical psalms express “the most profound of human feelings and insights—prayer, praise, liturgy, wisdom and lament.” Through careful analysis of language, form, and historical setting, he communicates both the emotional and theological impact of the psalms as originally experienced by the people of Israel at public worship and in private devotions. Professor Craigie's translations and interpretations of the first 50 Psalms provide insights into the Hebrew language and how Israel's literature draws from Ugaritic texts. He provides a careful and critical analysis of various scholarly proposals and their implications for modern interpretation of the Psalter.
Their happy estate is not something given automatically by God, but is a direct result of their activity.7 people highlighted this
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The wicked are thus depicted in the simile as lightweights, persons without real substance or worth.7 people highlighted this
The righteous person avoids all the dimensions of the way of the wicked; therein lies the source of blessedness or happiness.6 people highlighted this