A journey of two psalms : the reception of Psalms 1 and 2 in Jewish and Christian tradition / Susan Gillingham
- Gillingham, S. E. (Susan E.)
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource : illustrations (colour), music
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Preparing for the Journey -- The aims of this reception history -- Textual analysis of Psalms 1 and 2 -- Comparisons with Psalms 19A and 19B -- The Temple as a shared theme? -- 2.Ancient Judaism -- The start of the journey: The Hebrew Bible -- The Qumran Scrolls -- The Septuagint -- The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha -- Conclusion -- 3.Early Christianity -- The New Testament -- The Church Fathers -- The Vulgate -- Conclusion -- 4.Rabbinic and Medieval Judaism -- The Babylonian Talmud -- Targum Psalms -- Midrash Tehillim -- Jewish commentaries -- Jewish mysticism -- Conclusion -- 5.From the Early Middle Ages to the Reformation -- Two early commentators -- Medieval commentators -- Reformation commentators -- Conclusion -- 6.The Liturgy -- Introduction and overview -- From the Second Temple up to the fifteenth century -- From the sixteenth century to the present day -- Conclusion -- 7.Visual Exegesis -- Introduction and overview -- The ninth to the fifteenth century -- The twentieth and twenty-first centuries -- Conclusion -- 8.Musical Interpretations -- Assessing the evidence -- Jewish interpretations -- Christian interpretations -- Conclusion -- 9.English Literature -- Music and poetry -- Jewish translation, paraphrase, imitation, and allusion -- Christian translation, paraphrase, imitation, and allusion -- Conclusion -- 10.Modern Debates -- The church and the academy -- Historical-critical commentaries -- Literary-critical works -- Conclusion -- 11.Conclusion: The End of the Journey -- The theme of the Temple -- Jewish and Christian conflict and convergence -- Psalms 1 and 2 and the entrance to the Psalter.
- Psalms 1 and 2 serve as a prologue to the rest of the Psalter. Susan Gillingham takes us on an illuminating journey across two-and-a-half millennia, revealing how these two psalms have been commented on, translated, painted, set to music, employed in worship, and adapted in literature, often being used disputatiously by Jews and Christians alike.
- 9780191766053 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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