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A Rabbi Reads the Psalms (SCM Classics) [Paperback]

By Jonathan Magonet (Author)
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Item description for A Rabbi Reads the Psalms (SCM Classics) by Jonathan Magonet...

This second enlarged edition of Jonathan Magonet's 1994 introduction to the Jewish reading of Psalms will be welcomed. It has become a staple of university reading lists and helped many take their first steps in understanding the poetry of the Hebrew Bible. But it also offers an insight into the different kinds of spiritual understanding to be found in Jewish tradition. For this new edition, Rabbi Magonet has added studies of Psalm 51 and 118 showing how understanding the structure, using the original Hebrew text, opens up many dimensions of meaning of two crucial texts.

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After teaching the Psalms for over twenty years, Magonet has found very little on rabbinical interpretation, ancient, mediaeval or modern. This is an introduction to the Hebrew text that gives access to the richness and complexity of the language of the Psalms to the non-Hebrew reader. Jonathan Magonet is Principal of Leo Baeck College, London.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: SCM Press
Pages   200
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.04" Width: 5.94" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.58 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 17, 2011
Publisher   SCM Press
Edition  Student/Stdy Gde  
Series  SCM Classics  
ISBN  0334029538  
ISBN13  9780334029533  

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More About Jonathan Magonet

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Rabbi Jonathan Magonet, PhD, is emeritus professor of Bible at Leo Baeck College in London, where he was principal (president) from 1985 to 2005. He is coeditor of three volumes of Forms of Prayer (the prayer books of the British Movement for Reform Judaism) and editor of the eighth edition of Daily, Sabbath and Occasional Prayers. He contributed to May God Remember: Memory and Memorializing in Judaism Yizkor, Who by Fire, Who by Water Un'taneh Tokef, All These Vows Kol Nidre, and We Have Sinned: Sin and Confession in Judaism Ashamnu and Al Chet (all Jewish Lights).

Jonathan Magonet was born in 1942.

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