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23 PSALMS 73 - 150

COLLEGEVILLE BIBLE COMMENTARY

Author(s): Richard J. Clifford

ISBN13: 9780814614808

ISBN10: 0814614809

Publisher: Liturgical Press

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  • The Liturgical Press Old Testament Commentaries provide compact, critical commentaries on the books of the Old Testament for the use of theological students and pastors. The commentaries are also useful for upper-level college or university students and for those responsible for teaching in congregational settings. In addition to providing basic information and insights into the Old Testament writings, these commentaries exemplify the tasks and procedures of careful interpretation, to assist students of the Old Testament in coming to an informed and critical engagement with the biblical texts themselves. This second volume completes Richard Cliffords commentary on the psalms. The rich imagery of the psalms has guided and molded pray-ers since ancient times. As we seek to understand the threads and colors of the psalms, Clifford helps us see their inner dramatic logic, how they organize the experience and desires of the pray-er, and how they seek to move us. His primary concern is to help readers see the pattern and progression within the psalms, while attending to their complex, evocative nature.

  • Richard J. Clifford


    Richard J. Clifford, S.J., a native of Lewiston, Maine, is Dean of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry and Professor of Old Testament. Prior to becoming Dean, he taught biblical studies at Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge from 1970 to 2008. He was ordained as a Jesuit priest in 1966. He is a graduate of Boston College (A.B., M.A.), Weston Jesuit School of Theology (S.T.L.) and Harvard University (Ph.D.). He was General Editor of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly and is a former President of the Catholic Biblical Association. As well as teaching and lecturing in scholarly circles, he also is active in adult education in various New England dioceses.


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23 PSALMS 73 - 150