The Gift of the Psalms   -     By: Roland Murphy
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The Gift of the Psalms

Hendrickson Publishers / 2000 / Paperback

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How fitting that they are found at the heart of Scripture---those poetic and prayerful expressions of an ancient people. Murphy discusses the various types of psalms, their literary features and theological concepts; and provides concise comments and historical insight on each one. An ideal starting point for in-depth study, whether individual or group. 150 pages, softcover from Hendrickson.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 188
Vendor: Hendrickson Publishers
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 8.8 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 1565634748
ISBN-13: 9781565634749
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Renowned biblical scholar Roland E. Murphy has written "The Gift of the Psalms" to make their rich and deep messages accessible to everyone.

In Part One, Murphy first discusses the various types of psalms, the major literary features of the psalms, and Christian interpretation of the psalms over the centuries. A second chapter examines important terms and theological concepts in the psalms such as God, creation, salvation, enemies, and suffering. A third chapter explores how the psalms can foster "conversation with God" for contemporary readers in the context either of public worship or private meditation.

In Part Two, Murphy comments concisely on each psalm, illuminating key words and phrases and explaining allusions to events in Israelite history.

"The Gift of the Psalms" is an ideal starting point for those who want to study the psalms" alone, in adult Bible study groups, or in prayer groups. It is for anyone who wishes to explore this important resource for contemporary believers.

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