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Psalter text and psalter study in the early Irish church (600-1200 CE)
The Psalms in the Irish church : the most recent research on text, commentary and decoration, with emphasis on the so-called Psalter of Charlemagne
Introduction to Glossa in Psalmos : the Hiberno-Latin Gloss on the Psalms of Codex Palatinus Latinus 68
Tradition and creativity in early Irish Psalter study
Some affiliations of the St. Columba series of Psalm headings : a preliminary study
The psalter in early Irish monastic spirituality
Christology and the interpretation of the Psalms in the early Irish church
The Irish affiliations of the Catechesis Celtica.
A creative, independent, Irish exegetical tradition was well established by the year 700 CE, influencing Northumbria but not Continental Europe. This book contains eight studies by the distinguished Irish biblical scholar, Martin McNamara, which he has published over the past twenty-five years, on the Latin biblical texts (Vulgate, Gallicanum and Jerome's Hebraicum) of the Psalter and commentaries on it in Ireland from 600 CE onwards. The oldest Irish Vulgate text, the Cathach of St Columba of Iona (died 597), shows signs of correction against the Irish recension of the Hebrew text. The centra.
The question of context in Psalm interpretation / James L. Mays
Reflections on contextual interpretation of the Psalms / Roland E. Murphy
Response to James L. Mays, 'The question of context' / Walter Brueggemann
Understanding the purposeful arrangement of Psalms in the Psalter, pitfalls and promise / Gerald H. Wilson
Editorial activity in the Psalter, a state-of-the-field survey / David M. Howard, Jr.
Shaping the Psalter, a consideration of editorial linkage in the Book of Psalms / Gerald H. Wilson
The beginning of the Psalter / Patrick D. Miller
Books I-III and the editorial purpose of the Hebrew Psalter / J. Clinton McCann, Jr.
A contextual reading of Psalms 90-94 / David M. Howard, Jr.
The nine essays in this volume originated in the discussions of the Psalms programme unit of the Society of Biblical Literature and a number were first presented as papers at the SBL meetings in 1989 and 1990. The volume documents the growing interest among scholars in understanding the book of Psalms not only as a collection of liturgical materials from ancient Israel and Judah but also as a coherent literary whole. Part I considers the nature and significance of this new approach; it contains essays by J.L. Mays, Roland E. Murphy, Walter Brueggemann, Gerald H. Wilson and David M. Howard, Jr.