Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Introduction

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

If the Old Testament's narrative materials relate to what God has done, and the prophetic literature reports what God has said, the Psalms present the response of the people to the acts and words of God, and not seldom also to God's inaction and God's silence. The whole breadth and depth of human life comes to the surface in the biblical psalms. That makes them so useful for public worship, family worship and private devotion among Jews and Christians. Renewed study of psalms and prayers as forms of religious expression can be helpful to the multi-cultural and secularized Western societies. The Psalter contains many of the main theological themes that run throughout Scripture: law and covenant, Zion and kingship, righteousness and wickedness, the incomparability of YHWH and the foolishness of idolatry.

Keywords: biblical psalms; Christian worship; God; human life; Jews; Old Testament's narrative; Zion

10.1163/ej.9789004160323.i-306.4
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004160323.i-306.4
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Psalms and Prayers — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation