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by John H. Eaton


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The book of Psalms is probably the most widely-read book in the Old Testament. The Psalms is arguably the most comprehensive liturgical, theological and pastoral source in the Bible

The book of Psalms is probably the most widely-read book in the Old Testament. The Psalms is arguably the most comprehensive liturgical, theological and pastoral source in the Bible. Throughout the ages faithful men and women have always turned to the Psalms during different seasons of their life's.

John Eaton lectured in Old Testament at the University of Birmingham until his retirement

By (author) John Eaton. John Eaton lectured in Old Testament at the University of Birmingham until his retirement. He is the author of many notable books on the Psalms and the Old Testament.

As John L. Austin explained in his book How to do things with words, the perlocutionary effect may be thought of as the result of the illocutionary act – the psychological consequence of an utterance such as persuading, motivating, inspiring, or enlightening a hearer.

The inspirational discussion of each psalm ends with a related Christian prayer, either from the tradition or written by Eaton himself.

The author views the Psalms from a Christian perspective but, since he is from the liberal tradition, (his note) the New Testament authors (including Jesus) only refer to or develop the psalms; since there is no prophecy and fulfillment in the Psalter.

book by John H. Eaton. No one is more qualified to write on the Psalms than John Eaton. He is a distinguished Old Testament scholar and has spent a lifetime studying the Psalms.

This commentary is addressed to the widest possible readership. There is a long introduction giving a background to the Psalms; then follow the 150 Psalms, each in Eaton's translation. He explains the background to the Psalms and their content in a way which makes them interesting and relevant to the present. The discussion of each psalm ends with a related Christian prayer, either from the tradition or written by Eaton himself.
The Psalms: A Historical and Spiritual Commentary With an Introduction and New Translation download epub
Bible Study & Reference
Author: John H. Eaton
ISBN: 0567089800
Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Subcategory: Bible Study & Reference
Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury T & T Clark (November 1, 2003)
Pages: 536 pages