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Psalms Old and New: Exegesis, Intertextuality, and Hermeneutics

Psalms Old and New: Exegesis, Intertextuality, and Hermeneutics

Author: 
Ben Witherington III (Author)
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Description

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.

“A rare treasure . . . a triumph!”
—Philip Jenkins | Baylor University

“A gold mine of exegetically-grounded biblical theology.”
—Craig Evans | Houston Baptist University

ISBN: 
9781506420578
Price: 
$34.00
ISBN: 
9781506420585
Price: 
$34.00
Release date: 
June 1, 2017
Pages: 
512
Width: 
6
Height: 
9

Contents

Fore-words

1. Tuning Up: An Introduction to the Psalter
2. The Psalter in Early Judaism
3. Psalter Book 1 (Psalms 1–41): The Agony and Ecstasy
4. Psalter Book 2 (Psalms 42–72): True Confessions
5. Psalter Book 3 (Psalms 73–89): Asaph’s Answers
6. Psalter Book 4 (Psalms 90-106): New Songs and an Old Law
7. Psalter Book 5 (Psalms 107–150): The Songs of Praise and Pilgrimage
8. The Song Remains the Same

Appendix A: Psalms References in the Nestlé-Aland Novum Testamentum Graecae, 28 th edition
Appendix B: LXX or Old Greek, Hebrew Bible or MT?
Appendix C: Gospels, Acts, and Psalms Chart
Bibliography