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Psalms : Old Testament Readings (Cloth) - Alastair G. Hunter


Old Testament Readings (Cloth)

Hardcover Published: 22nd July 1999
ISBN: 9780415127691
Number Of Pages: 312

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Psalms is divided into three main parts to provide an accessible and comprehensive analysis of the Psalms. The first examines the nature of the Psalms as a text in English, dealing specifically with the problem of translation and various aspects of the 'techniques' of reading, with relation to traditional approaches within Biblical studies and contemporary literary theory. The arguments are illustrated in relation to Psalm 29, in particular, and a programmatic approach to reading, involving seven 'aspects' is set out. The second part of the book takes up this programmatic approach and applies it in depth to a selection of individual psalms, the 'Psalms of Ascents' and uses them as a case study to explore poetic structure, liturgical purpose, and overall literary coherence.

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List of illustrations
Theory and practicep. 1
Translating and reading: preliminary commentsp. 3
Which translation?p. 15
Readers and readingp. 33
The language of poetryp. 46
A framework for reading: I traditional movesp. 62
A framework for reading: II postmodern movesp. 77
Application: select psalmsp. 101
Psalm 2p. 103
Psalm 8p. 118
Psalm 24p. 129
Psalm 74p. 142
Psalm 82p. 159
Yahweh comes home to Zion: the Psalms of Ascents (120-34)p. 173
The Psalms of Ascents as a unitp. 175
Psalms 120-34: preliminary exegesisp. 192
Psalms 120-34: a contextual overviewp. 229
Home alone: structural and postmodern readings of Psalms 120-34p. 249
Notesp. 259
Bibliographyp. 283
General indexp. 290
Index of biblical citationsp. 295
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ISBN: 9780415127691
ISBN-10: 0415127696
Series: Old Testament Readings (Cloth)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 22nd July 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1