Psalms, Part Two, and Lamentations

Psalms, Part Two, and Lamentations

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Volume XV in the FOTL series completes Erhard Gerstenberger's excellent discussion of the psalms literature from the formcritical perspective -- an admirable study made more valuable with the addition of commentary on Lamentations.Following the unique aim of the FOTL commentary series, this volume interprets the different kinds of songs and prayers that comprise the book of Psalms in light of their socio-historical settings. Gerstenberger provides a concise formal and structural analysis of each biblical text based on an illuminating comparison with other ancient Near Eastern prayers and hymns. Reading the biblical writings in relation to the social, cultic, religious, and theological conceptions of Israel's neighboring peoples allows us to better grasp the purpose and spiritual meaning of the psalms and Lamentations to the Jewish community that composed them.An element in the (- agt;) thanksgiving song of the individual in which an afflicted person communicates an experience of ... The term aquot;acrosticaquot; is a mere technical, literary designation that does not imply a specific situation or use of the poem.

Title:Psalms, Part Two, and Lamentations
Author: Erhard Gerstenberger
Publisher:Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing - 2001

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