BIBL 554 The Psalms
This is a seminar-style study of selected psalms. The aim of this course is to work through a number of biblical psalms and a few so-called apocryphal psalms giving attention to their ancient setting and presumed place in the worship of Israel both in early and later periods. We will discuss the often-provocative theology of these poems, their poetic form, and the continuing significance of the psalms for the life and ministry of the church. A third hour may be arranged for the reading of selected psalms in Hebrew. Course presupposes introductory-level coursework in biblical studies.