A Review of ‘The Hebrew Bible: A Critical Companion’, Edited by John Barton

  The Hebrew Bible: A Critical Companion Edited by John Barton Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016. 632pp. hb. £34.95, ISBN 978-0-691-15471-8 Introduction At the outset of this review I need to declare one presupposition and a potential source of bias—I read the Hebrew Bible as Christian Scripture and I was supplied with a review copy… Read More A Review of ‘The Hebrew Bible: A Critical Companion’, Edited by John Barton

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In 10th Place: T. S. Eliot and Reading the Psalms. In 9th Place: The Journey Motif in Life, Art and Scripture. In 8th Place: Psalm 1 and 2 as an Introduction to the Psalter. In 7th Place: Book Review—From Whom No Secrets Are Hid: Introducing the Psalms. In 6th Place: Psalms of Ascents: Psalms 120–134.… Read More Top 10 Posts

A Review of ‘A Short Dictionary of the Psalms’

Jean-Pierre Prévost, A Short Dictionary of the Psalms, translated by Mary Misrahi, Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical Press, 1997, i–xiv, 90 pages. This short béook has much to commend it. Its sizes makes it a rather unusual dictionary and it cannot be seen as a comprehensive introduction to the psalms. As its title suggests, however, it… Read More A Review of ‘A Short Dictionary of the Psalms’

How Long?

The Psalmist frequently cries “How long?” or some other similar refrain which implies impatience with the way things are. At the same time they lay the blame with squarely with God. The reason I am reflecting on this terse refrain is that I have been somewhat impatient today, albeit not in an appropriate psalm-like manner.… Read More How Long?