Psalms Book 2 An Earth Bible Commentary

Othmar Keel, The Symbolism of the Biblical World: Ancient Near Eastern Iconography and the Book of Psalms (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1997), 190, fig. 260,399. of wings that this psalm most likely alludes to are either the falcon ...

Author: Arthur Walker-Jones

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567676293

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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Arthur Walker-Jones presents an Earth-focused reading of the second book of Psalms, focusing upon the many nonhuman animals that appear repeatedly within the text. In the first commentary to explore the implications of the natural and cultural history of animals for the interpretation of Psalms, Walker-Jones moves beyond the standard treatment of animals as mere metaphors for human concerns, or background to human stories. Instead, Walker-Jones draws upon the interdisciplinary field of animal studies, incorporating this into ecocritical analysis and arguing for the similarity between the two approaches, including recognizing that the oppression and liberation of humans is interrelated with the oppression and liberation of Earth and all its creatures. Walker-Jones looks at foxes, sheep, goats, cattle, doves, snakes, lions, snails, dogs, and deer, which all appear in Psalms 42–72, taking into account that many of these animals co-evolved with humans and created the particular ecological niche of the highlands east of the Mediterranean. Perceiving Earth in various ways-as refuge, as enemy, as Rock, and as fertile and joyous-this volume brings an entirely new ecological perspective to the Psalms.

Psalms Book 2

"Arthur Walker-Jones presents an Earth-focused reading of the second book of Psalms, focusing upon the many nonhuman animals that appear repeatedly within the text.

Author: Arthur Walker-Jones

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780567676306

Category: Animals in the Bible

Page: 173

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"Arthur Walker-Jones presents an Earth-focused reading of the second book of Psalms, focusing upon the many nonhuman animals that appear repeatedly within the text. In the first commentary to explore the implications of the natural and cultural history of animals for the interpretation of Psalms, Walker-Jones moves beyond the standard treatment of animals as mere metaphors for human concerns, or background to human stories. Instead, Walker-Jones draws upon the interdisciplinary field of animal studies, incorporating this into ecocritical analysis and arguing for the similarity between the two approaches, including recognizing that the oppression and liberation of humans is interrelated with the oppression and liberation of Earth and all its creatures. Walker-Jones looks at foxes, sheep, goats, cattle, doves, snakes, lions, snails, dogs, and deer, which all appear in Psalms 42?72, taking into account that many of these animals co-evolved with humans and created the particular ecological niche of the highlands east of the Mediterranean. Perceiving Earth in various ways-as refuge, as enemy, as Rock, and as fertile and joyous-this volume brings an entirely new ecological perspective to the Psalms."--

The Environment and Literature of Moral Dilemmas

(1966) The Penguin Book of Modern Verse Translation. ... Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press for the Center for the Study of World Religions, ... Walker-Jones, Arthur (2019) Psalms Book 2: An Earth Bible Commentary.

Author: David Aberbach

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000400050

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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Exploring the literature of environmental moral dilemmas from the Hebrew Bible to modern times, this book argues the necessity of cross-disciplinary approaches to environmental studies, as a subject affecting everyone, in every aspect of life. Moral dilemmas are central in the literary genre of protest against the effects of industry, particularly in Romantic literature and ‘Condition of England’ novels. Writers from the time of the Industrial Revolution to the present—including William Blake, Elizabeth Gaskell, Charles Dickens, Émile Zola, Henrik Ibsen, Anton Chekhov, T.S. Eliot, John Steinbeck, George Orwell, and J.M. Coetzee—follow the Bible in seeing environmental problems in moral terms, as a consequence of human agency. The issues raised by these and other writers—including damage to the environment and its effects on health and quality of life, particularly on the poor; economic conflicts of interest; water and air pollution, deforestation, and the environmental effects of war—are fundamentally the same today, making their works a continual source of interest and insight. Sketching a brief literary history on the impact of human behavior on the environment, this volume will be of interest to readers researching environmental studies, literary studies, religious studies and international development, as well as a useful resource to scientists and readers of the Arts.

The Birth the Curse and the Greening of Earth

This is the project of Norman Habel's commentary, resisting the long history in Western culture of devaluing, exploiting, oppressing and endangering the Earth.

Author: Norman Habel

Publisher: Sheffield Phoenix Press Limited

ISBN: 9781907534195

Category: Religion

Page: 140

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Few people realize that the first character in the Bible (after the headline sentence of Genesis 1.1) is Earth. What if we read the creation story and the primal myths of Genesis from the perspective of that key character, rather than from the anthropocentric perspective in which our culture has nurtured us? This is the project of Norman Habel's commentary, resisting the long history in Western culture of devaluing, exploiting, oppressing and endangering the Earth. Earth in Genesis first appears wrapped in the primal waters, like an embryo waiting to be born. On the third day of creation it is actually born and comes into existence with its green vegetation as a habitat for life of all kinds. It is hardly a moment before Earth is damaged by human sin and suffers a divine curse, and then must cry out for justice for the blood of Abel it has been compelled to drink. It is an even greater curse when Earth, together with almost all life on Earth, comes near to total annihilation at the Flood. Has Earth brought this fate upon itself, or is it the innocent victim of human wrongdoing? Genesis has God regretting the threat to Earth and its children that the Flood has brought, and vowing to green Earth again, remove the curse, restore the seasons and make a personal covenant of assurance with Earth and its creatures. The ecological approach of this commentary was first developed in the five-volume multi-authored series, The Earth Bible (2000-2002). In The Earth Bible Commentary, of which this is the first volume, a group of scholars dedicated to the re-valuing of Earth pursue these themes in their commentaries on the books of the Bible. Other volumes in preparation are: Deuteronomy, Ruth, Job, Psalms Book 2, Ecclesiastes, Isaiah 1-39, Joel, Matthew, Luke, Colossians, Revelation. The Earth Bible logo was created by Jasmine Corowa, an Indigenous Australian

The Book of Psalms Complete Bible Commentary Verse by Verse

II. The God of heaven exalted and raised high, v. 8. The psalmist finds it to little purpose to reason with these proud ... appeals to him, and begs of him to take unto himself his great power: Arise, O God! judge the earth; and, ...

Author: Matthew Henry

Publisher: Bible Study Books

ISBN: 8582183852

Category: Religion

Page: 800

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This is one of the most important biblical commentaries on the book of Psalms. Written by Pastor Matthew Henry, this complete Biblical commentary from the book of Psalms is a precious tool to learn more about the Holy Bible. All 150 Psalms commented, examined and discussed individually with key themes of the passage and illustrating the text. Completely indicated for Biblical Scholarship, Seminars, Sunday Bible School or for personal study or group study.

Psalms Books 2 3

In The Earth Story in the Psalms and the Prophets, edited by Norman C. Habel,51–64. ... Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1995. ... In Women's Bible Commentary, edited by Carol A. Newsom, Sharon H. Ringe, and Jacqueline E. Lapsley, 201–7.

Author: Denise Dombkowski Hopkins

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 081468145X

Category: Religion

Page: 458

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Many readers are convinced that the Psalms are hopelessly “masculine,” especially given that seventy-three of the 150 psalms begin with headings linking them to King David. In this volume, Denise Dombkowski Hopkins sets stories about women in the Hebrew Bible alongside Psalms 42–89 as “intertexts” for interpretation. The stories of women such as Hannah, Rahab, Tamar, Bathsheba, Susanna, Judith, Shiphrah, Puah, and the Levite’s concubine can generate a different set of associations for psalm metaphors than have traditionally been put forward. These different associations can give the reader different views of the dynamics of power, gender, politics, religion, family, and economics in ancient Israel and in our lives today that might help to name and transform the brokenness of our world. From the Wisdom Commentary series Feminist biblical interpretation has reached a level of maturity that now makes possible a commentary series on every book of the Bible. It is our hope that Wisdom Commentary, by making the best of current feminist biblical scholarship available in an accessible format to ministers, preachers, teachers, scholars, and students, will aid all readers in their advancement toward God’s vision of dignity, equality, and justice for all. The aim of this commentary is to provide feminist interpretation of Scripture in serious, scholarly engagement with the whole text, not only those texts that explicitly mention women. A central concern is the world in front of the text, that is, how the text is heard and appropriated by women. At the same time, this commentary aims to be faithful to the ancient text, to explicate the world behind the text, where appropriate, and not impose contemporary questions onto the ancient texts. The commentary addresses not only issues of gender (which are primary in this project) but also those of power, authority, ethnicity, racism, and classism, which all intersect. Each volume incorporates diverse voices and differing interpretations from different parts of the world, showing the importance of social location in the process of interpretation and that there is no single definitive feminist interpretation of a text.

Believer s Bible Commentary

PSALM 73 in Him , and all nations shall call Him are healthy and sleek ( naturally — they blessed . can afford the best of everything ) . They 72:18 , 19 The Psalm closes with a escape ... far as Book II of the Psalms them continually .

Author: William MacDonald

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718091558

Category: Religion

Page: 2592

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Make Bible study a part of your daily life with the thorough yet easy-to-read commentary that turns complicated theology into practical understanding. The second edition of Believer's Bible Commentary is a one-volume guide that helps the average reader develop basic knowledge of the Bible. This commentary, written by the late William MacDonald, explores the deeper meanings of every biblical book and tackles controversial issues from a theologically conservative standpoint while also presenting alternative views. Serving as a friendly introduction to Bible study, Believer's Bible Commentary gives clarity and context to scripture in easy-to-understand language. Features: Introductions, notes, and bibliographies for each book of the Bible A balanced approach to linguistic studies and useful application Comments on the text are augmented by practical applications of spiritual truths and by a study of typology, where appropriate Colorful maps of the Holy Land and other useful study helps Can be used with any Bible translation but is best used with the New King James version

Psalms 90 150 A Christian Union Bible Study

“You are, God”2 Chiasm generally works to frame a central idea within a particular context.3 In this case, while the idea in ... This truth, always worth remembering, is particularly poignant here at the outset of Book 4 of the Psalms, ...

Author: Christian Union

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers

ISBN: 1496460138

Category: Religion

Page: 241

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Engage with the Bible in New Ways The Christian Union Bible Study series will empower you to engage with the Bible as never before. These user-friendly guides are more theological than a devotional, yet more accessible and application oriented than a commentary. Deepen Your Understanding of the Bible Proven on the campuses of Ivy League universities, these studies provide a deep understanding of the Bible by exploring historical backgrounds and literary genres, as well as the original Hebrew and Greek. They draw from top biblical scholarship, presenting it in an accessible and concise format. This series is perfect for people who want to grow in their faith through in-depth Scripture studies that supplement their regular Bible reading. This volume dives deeply into Psalms 90-150 in 10 lessons. Key Features: Accessible format, with each lesson divided into five distinct parts generally corresponding with Bible chapters Engaging questions for personal reflection and group discussion Workbook format, with open space and lines for writing Semester-friendly format of 10 lessons Perfect for use on your own or in a group.

Psalms 42 89 A Christian Union Bible Study

1), who puts a stop to wars in all the earth (v. 9). FEAR AND FEARLESSNESS God is for us refuge and strength, help in times of trouble, readily available. Therefore we shall not fear. (vv. 1‐2) Fear of the living God is the beginning of ...

Author: Christian Union

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers

ISBN: 149646012X

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The Christian Union Bible Study Series will empower you to learn Scripture as never before. These guides are more exegetically focused and academic than a devotional book, yet more accessible and application oriented than a commentary. Proven on the campuses of Ivy League universities, these Bible studies provide a deep understanding of the biblical texts through explanations about translations, historical background, literary genres, and the meanings of Hebrew and Greek words. They draw from the best biblical scholarship available, presenting it in an accessible and concise format. This series is perfect for people who want to grow in their faith through in-depth studies of Scripture that supplement their regular Bible reading. In 10 lessons, this book of Bible studies will help you dive deeply into Psalms 42-89, either on your own or in a group context.

Theology of Work Bible Commentary 1 volume edition

Another major work-related theme in Psalms is God's presence with us in our work. ... The most obvious structural feature of the Psalter is its division into five books: Book 1 (Pss. 1–41), Book 2 (Pss. 42–72), Book 3 (Pss. 73–89), ...

Author: Hendrickson Publishers

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN: 1683073665

Category: Religion

Page: 1008

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This Theology of Work Bible Commentary is an in-depth Bible study tool put together by a group of biblical scholars, pastors, and workplace Christians to help you discover what the whole Bible—from Genesis to Revelation—says about work. Business, education, law, service industries, medicine, government—wherever you work, in whatever capacity, the Scriptures have something to say about it. Previously released in a boxed-set 5-volume edition, this version contains the complete content from that set in a single hardcover volume.