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How Scholars Study Psalms

Lecture no. 19 from the course: Understanding the Old Testament

How Scholars Study Psalms

Taught by Professor Robert D. Miller II | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

Uncover the musical nature of the book of Psalms, which were prayers that were originally sung, and how the Psalms embody the words of humans to God. Study the poetic features of the Psalms, highlighting parallelism (correspondence of lines). See how these patterns structure the Psalms and help to decipher meaning. Learn about the titles of the individual Psalms and what they tell us, and how the Psalms fall into five sections or “books.”

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