Many of the Psalms use such vivid and timeless imagery that they express as clearly today as they did centuries ago the feelings of the person seeking God. But other psalms are more difficult to understand -- either the terms no longer relate to life or the whole spirit seems alien to modern life. This book will help you to make sense of these psalms as you see how they were used in Hebrew worship.
The author relates the psalms to the rituals described in other parts of the Old Testament, so that both ritual and psalm take on meaning today. Several psalms are analyzed in detail as examples of the various kinds of Psalms in the Bible.
John H. Hayes
John H. Hayes received his Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Edinburgh