Table of contents for Interpreting the Psalms : an exegetical handbook / by Mark D. Futato ; David M. Howard, editor.

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Contents in Brief
		Series Preface	
		Preface	
		Abbreviations	
	1.	Appreciating the Poetry	
	2A.	Getting the Big Picture, Part 1	
	2B.	Grasping the Themes, Part 2	
	3.	Preparing for Interpretation	
	4.	Interpreting the Categories	
	5.	Proclaiming the Psalms	
	6.	Practicing the Principles	
		Glossary	
Contents
		Series Preface	
		Preface	
		Abbreviations	
	1.	Appreciating the Poetry	
Analyzing the Parts	
	The Line	
The Strophe	
The Stanza	
Penetrating the Parallelism	
What Is Parallelism?	
Correspondence	
Correspondence in Grammar	
Correspondence in Meaning	
How Does Parallelism Work?	
An Older Understanding	
A New Understanding	
Seeing the Pictures	
Images Touch the Emotions and Engage the Mind	
Images Are Pictures of Concrete Actions or Things	
Images Work by Creating Associations	
Images Can Have Multiple Meanings	
Images Need to Be Analyzed	
Following the Patterns	
Linear Pattern	
Parallel Pattern	
Symmetrical Pattern	
Excursus: Mythopoeic Imagery	
	2A.	Getting the Big Picture, Part 1	
The Purpose of the Psalms	
Instruction	
Instruction for Happiness	
Instruction for Holiness	
The Message of the Psalms	
Our God Is King	
Our Destiny Is Glory	
Our King Is Coming	
	2B.	Grasping the Themes, Part 2	
The Lord Is Our Refuge	
The Significance of the Refuge Metaphor	
The Relationship between Refuge and Kingship	
The Nations Will Be Blessed	
Blessing for the Nations in Book 2 (Pss. 42/72)	
Blessing for the Nations in Book 3 (Pss. 73/89)	
Blessing for the Nations in Book 4 (Pss. 90/106)	
Blessing for the Nations in Book 5 (Pss. 107/145)	
Blessing for the Nations in the Final Doxology (Pss. 146/150)	
	3.	Preparing for Interpretation	
The Role of History	
The Historical Setting of a Psalm	
The Timelessness of the Psalms	
The Historical Setting of the Psalms	
The State of the Text	
The Nature of the Text	
The Need for Text Criticism	
The Nature of Text Criticism	
The Contribution of Others	
Introductions	
Poetry	
Shape	
Theology	
Categories	
Proclamation	
Commentaries	
	4.	Interpreting the Categories	
What Are Categories?	
Why Are Categories Important?	
Categories Guide Our Expectations	
Categories Provide Another Level of Context	
What Are the Basic Categories?	
Hymns	
Laments	
Songs of Thanksgiving	
Songs of Confidence	
Divine Kingship Songs	
Wisdom Songs	
What Do the Categories Have to Do with Christ?	
Christ and Our Hymns	
Christ and Our Laments	
Christ and Our Songs of Thanksgiving	
Christ and Our Songs of Confidence	
Christ and Our Divine Kingship Songs	
Christ and Our Wisdom Songs	
Excursus: The Royal Psalms	
	5.	Proclaiming the Psalms	
Step 1: Getting Oriented	
Reading the Text	
Asking the Questions	
Step 2: Focusing on the Details	
Parallelism	
Imagery	
Step 3: Shaping Your Presentation	
Outlining: The Approach	
Outlining: The Logic	
Outlining: The Language	
Step 4: Reflecting on Your Text and Life	
Ask the Big Question	
Ask the Covenant Questions	
	6.	Practicing the Principles	
Step 1: Getting Oriented	
Step 2: Focusing on the Details	
Verses 1/2	
Verses 3/9	
Verses 10/11	
Step 3: Shaping Your Presentation	
Exegesis	
Exposition	
Step 4: Reflecting on Your Text and Life	
What Are Your Listeners to Believe?	
What Are Your Listeners to Feel?	
What Are Your Listeners to Do?	
		Glossary	

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Bible. O.T. Psalms -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.