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By Susan Gillingham

ISBN-10: 0199652414

ISBN-13: 9780199652419

For two-and-a-half millennia those psalms were commented on, translated, painted, set to tune, hired in worship, and tailored in literature, frequently getting used disputatiously through Jews and Christians alike. Psalm 1 is set the legislation; on the middle of Psalm 2 is the Anointed One ('Messiah'), and jointly they function a Prologue to the remainder of the Psalter. they've got often been learn as one composite poem, with the Temple as one of many motifs uniting
them. So 3 themes—Jewish and Christian disputes, the interrelationship of those psalms, and the Temple—are interwoven all through this reception heritage research. the adventure starts off in historic Judaism, strikes directly to early Christianity, then to rabbinic and medieval Judaism, and to be able to Christian
commentators from the early center a while to the Reformation. the adventure pauses to examine 4 vital modes of reception—liturgical use, visible exegesis, musical interpretation, and imitation in English literature. Thirty-eight color plates and various musical and poetic examples deliver the paintings to lifestyles. the adventure maintains by means of the debates approximately those psalms that have occupied students because the Enlightenment, and ends with a bankruptcy which surveys their reception history
in the sunshine of the 3 key themes.

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