A study guide to the Psalms. In this revision, Bernhard Anderson takes into account developments in Psalm studies as well as advances in scholarship. He has revised every chapter and added three new ones: on the style and poetry of the Psalms, on the penitential Psalms, and on reading the book of Psalms as a whole. Each chapter also raises an important theological question of concern to the faithful today, as the Psalms are read in new situations. As in previous editions, a number of Psalms are examined in detail to draw out their stylistic and theological character.
Bernhard W. Anderson was Professor of Old Testament Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. A noted educator, author, and biblical scholar, Anderson is perhaps best known for his textbook, Understanding the Old Testament, which set records in sales for a book in that field and is read in translation around the world. Roy Steven Bishop is a former Lecturer at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts. He has also served as a minister for churches in Texas and Massachusetts.