A concise, accessible primer on one of the most beloved texts in Scripture. Drawing on the latest scholarship, this new edition of Bellinger's classic treatise demonstrates how five types of psalms---lament, praise, royal, wisdom, and faith---can be interpreted through the lenses of setting, shape, and poetic nature. Includes a glossary, resources for further study, and indexes. 192 pages, softcover from Baker.
A leading authority on the Psalms and a seasoned teacher presents a new edition of an already successful book. W. H. Bellinger takes account of the latest developments in Psalms studies and presents a nuanced approach in this accessible and concise primer. Not only will students of the Psalms appreciate these studies but church leaders teaching from the Psalms will also gain new insight from this classic text.
W. H. Bellinger Jr. (PhD, University of Cambridge) is professor of religion and chair of the department at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He currently serves on the steering committee for the Book of Psalms Section of the Society of Biblical Literature and is on the editorial board of Catholic Biblical Quarterly. He is the author of several volumes on the Psalms.