This article is an introduction to the book of Psalms. The arrangement and collection of the Psalms is discussed as well as the singing of the Psalms (the Psalms as part of the liturgy and songbook). The history of the Psalmody is also mentioned. The author also looks at Jesus Christ and the Psalms and the interpretation of the Psalms.
The Psalms not only point to the experience of the believer; they point the believer to Christ. This article shows how the book of Psalms does this, as well as how the New Testament uses the Psalms and how Christ applied them in his life.
This article considers the first words of Psalm 1, which hold out great blessing and lasting happiness. It considers who really is this blessed man, and the answer can only be: Jesus Christ. And yet the article holds out how we can be blessed.
This essay considers the intent of redaction criticism in the book of Psalms, and in particular the first three books of the Psalter. How important is the agenda of the editor of the Psalter and what are the principles that govern the arrangement of the Psalms within the book as a whole? Walton evaluates the contribution of Gerald Wilson.
Very often the book of Psalms is seen as a random collection of individual poems on a variety of topics. This framework assures very little to no awareness exists of a comprehension of the book’s total message, specific emphases, or any flow of the book’s structure and theology. Taking into account the structure of the book of Psalms as a whole makes significant contributions to the interpretive process. In the Introduction these points are expanded upon by Robertson.
This article is about Hebrew poetry, and specifically about the different types of psalms.