This text introduces the book of Psalms and provides an exposition of each psalm with attention to genre, liturgical connections, societal issues, and the psalm's place in the book of Psalms as a whole. The treatments of the psalms feature a close look at particular issues raised by the text and the encounters between the world of the psalm and the world of contemporary readers. The exposition of each psalm provides a reader's guide to the text in conversation with relevant theological issues.
Includes 'Closer Look' sections on particular issues each psalm raises
Features sections on 'Bridging the Horizon' between the psalm and contemporary readers
Attention to traditional Psalms scholarship issues of genre and liturgical connections but also to the place of the psalm in the Psalter and societal implications