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Psalms old and new : exegesis, intertextuality, and hermeneutics / Ben Witherington, III.

By: Witherington, Ben, III, 1951- [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Minneapolis, MN : Fortress Press, [2017]Copyright date: ©2017Description: xvii, 381 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1506420575; 9781506420578; 9781506420585; 1506420583.Subject(s): Bible. Psalms -- Commentaries | Hermeneutics | IntertextualityAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Psalms old a new : exegesis, intertextuality, and hermeneutics.DDC classification: 223.206
Contents:
Tuning up : an introduction to the Psalter -- The Psalter in early Judaism -- Psalter Book 1 (Psalms 1-41) : the agony and ecstasy -- Psalter Book 2 (Psalms 42-72) : true confessions -- Psalter Book 3 (Psalms 73-89) : Asaph's answers -- Psalter Book 4 (Psalms 90-106) : new songs and an old law -- Psalter Book 5 (Psalms 107-150) : songs of praise and pilgrimage -- "The song remains the same".
Summary: Reading the Book of Psalms in its original context is the crucial prerequisite for reading its citation and use in later interpretation, including the New Testament writings, argues Ben Witherington III. Here he offers pastors, teachers, and students an accessible commentary to the Psalms, as well as a reasoned consideration of how they were heard and read in early Christianity. By reading "forward and backward," Witherington advances the scholarly discussion of intertextuality and opens a new avenue for biblical theology.
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"All translations from the LXX are taken from A New English Translation of the Septuagint".--verso title page.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-381) and appendices.

Tuning up : an introduction to the Psalter -- The Psalter in early Judaism -- Psalter Book 1 (Psalms 1-41) : the agony and ecstasy -- Psalter Book 2 (Psalms 42-72) : true confessions -- Psalter Book 3 (Psalms 73-89) : Asaph's answers -- Psalter Book 4 (Psalms 90-106) : new songs and an old law -- Psalter Book 5 (Psalms 107-150) : songs of praise and pilgrimage -- "The song remains the same".

Reading the Book of Psalms in its original context is the crucial prerequisite for reading its citation and use in later interpretation, including the New Testament writings, argues Ben Witherington III. Here he offers pastors, teachers, and students an accessible commentary to the Psalms, as well as a reasoned consideration of how they were heard and read in early Christianity. By reading "forward and backward," Witherington advances the scholarly discussion of intertextuality and opens a new avenue for biblical theology.

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