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Overview William Holladay examines the origins of the Psalms as well as their use in Judaism and Christianity throughout history. The result is an informative overview of the Psalms, which have been chanted, sung, and recited through the past three thousand years. The book is broken up into three major parts: The Psalms Take Shape - A Reconstruction; The Psalter through History; and Current Theological Issues. "In a serious work studded with human interest stories, Professor Holladay shows how the Psalms can be pitched to a modern key without losing the freshness of the first song. . .Read this work and you will make the Psalter your own prayer book." -Frederick W. Danker. William Holladay is Professor of Old Testament at Andover Newton Theological School, Boston, Massachusetts.
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Studio: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 1.02" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date Aug 27, 1996
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN 0800630149 ISBN13 9780800630140
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The Psalms Through 3000 Years Mar 9, 2007
The book arrived in a timely manner in excellent condition.
The Psalms Through Three Thousand Years: Prayerbook of a Cloud of Witnesses Jan 3, 2007
To be in touch with our Christian tradition and pray with them understanding the meening of them in our live.
Splendid! May 18, 2006
This is a wonderful book for those with an interest in almost any aspect of the psalter. It is practically 3 books in one. The first discusses the development, writing and eventual canonization of the psalms. The second discusses the historical use of the psalms by Jews, Catholics and Protestants. The third discusses modern uses and the theological underpinnings of those uses. It is a wonderful resource.
It is written on a level that any competent adult should be able to understand. Background material is given in sufficient abundance that the reader is not left wondering about the context of statements made. Assertions are backed up with concrete examples.
The author knows his material. He was an ordained Protestant pastor who later converted to Roman Catholicism. He has worked as an actual translator of biblical materials and knows the language and linguistic nuances of the psalms. He communicates the shifts in understandings and presents alternate readings.
In summation, this is a first rate work accessible by anyone.