Category Archives: Psalms

A Form-Critical Classification of the Psalms according to Hermann Gunkel

In honour of Gunkel’s birthday… “Genre research in Psalms is nonnegotiable, not something one can execute or ignore according to preference.  Rather it is the foundational work with which there can be no certainty in the remainder. It is the … Continue reading

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Gunkel’s Form Critical Classification of the Psalms in Portuguese

A couple years back I put together a summary of Hermann Gunkel‘s form critical classification of the Psalms for one of my classes. I posted the summary on my blog and made a handout available on my website. Since then … Continue reading

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The Relationship between the Septuagint and Qumran Psalm 151

As I mentioned in my previous posts on Psalm 151 in the Biblical Tradition, there is significant debate on the relationship between the Septuagint Psalm 151 and the version of the Psalm found in the Qumran Psalms scroll (11Q5 Psalm … Continue reading

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Psalm 151 at Qumran

As mentioned in my previour post on Septuagint Psalm 151 (first installment in my series on Psalm 151 in the Biblical Tradition), the discovery of Hebrew psalms clearly related to the Septuagint Psalm 151 created quite a stir among biblical … Continue reading

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Septuagint Psalm 151

This post is my first in a series on Psalm 151 in the Biblical Tradition.  Now,  some of my readers may be wondering what is this Psalm 151 that I am talking about? The biblical book of Psalms only contains … Continue reading

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Alter on the Psalms

Slate has an interesting article by Robert Alter, entitled “Psalm Springs: How I translated the Bible’s most poetic book,” in which discusses his just-released translation of the Psalter: The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary by Robert Alter W. … Continue reading

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The Final Word on Psalm 2:12

The debate surrounding the translation and interpretation of Psalm 2:12 continues. For some context, you can see my previous post here, while John Hobbins has some further (good) reflections on why it is inappropriate to capitalize “Son” in this verse … Continue reading

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Psalm 2:11-12 – A Text Critical Crux Interpretum

Jim Getz over at Ketuvim has an interesting post on choosing a Bible translation for classroom use. In the end Jim chooses the NRSV, for a variety of reasons which you can read for yourself (For the record, I use … Continue reading

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The Book of Psalms for Beginners

Stephen Cook over at Biblische Ausbildung has posted on “books that provide ‘accessible interpretation’ of the psalms.” He notes four books in particular, two commentaries and two introductions by two authors: Mays, James Luther. Psalms. Interpretation. W/JK, 1994. Buy from … Continue reading

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A Comparative Psalter: MT, LXX, and English Translations

[I announced this back in June 2006; it is just now available] An interesting resource for the study of the Septuagint has just been published by Oxford University Press: A Comparative Psalter: Hebrew (Masoretic Text) – Revised Standard Version Bible … Continue reading

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