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This bibliography is always a work in progress.  It is from the current version (March 2009) of my Psalms Study Notes. 

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Alden, Robert L:  Psalms:  Vol. 1 Songs Devotion (1994), Vol. 2 Songs of Dedication (1975),  Vol. 3 Songs of Discipline (1976).  Everyman’s Bible Commentary.  Chicago:  Moody Press.


Brueggemann, Walter:  Israel’s Praise:  Doxology against Idolatry and Ideology.   Philadelphia:  Fortress Press, 1988.

Brueggemann, Walter:  Message of the Psalms:  A Theological Commentary.  (Augsberg Old Testament Studies.)  Minneapolis, 1984


Bullinger, E.W.:  Figures of Speech Used in the Bible.  Grand Rapids, MI:  Baker Book House,   1968 (originally published in 1898). 


Goulder, Michael D.:  The Psalms of the Sons of Korah.  JSOT Sup 20, 1982. 


Harvey, John D.:  Listening to the Text: Oral Patterning in Paul's Letters.  Grand Rapids, MI:  Baker Books, 1998. 


Holladay, William L.:  The Psalms through Three Thousand Years:  Prayerbook of a Cloud of  Witnesses.  Minneapolis:  Fortress Press, 1993. 


Holtz, Barry W. (ed.):  Back to the Sources:  Reading the Classic Jewish Texts.  New York:  Simon & Schuster (A Touchstone Book), 1984.


Kelber, Verner H.:  “The Bible and Its Media History.”  Lecture, Rice University Alumni  College, Houston, TX, March 19, 2000.  To be published in Medienwissenschaft New York &   Berlin:  by Walter de Gruyter.


Kushner, Harold S.:  The Lord Is My Shepherd:  Healing Wisdom of the Twenty-third Psalm New York:  Alfred A. Knopf, 2003.


Lewis, C.S.:  Reflections on the Psalms.  New York:  Harcourt Brace, Jovanovich, 1958.


Leslie, Elmer A.:  The Psalms translated & interpreted in the Light of Hebrew Life & Worship   Abingdon, 1949.


Morgan, G. Campbell:  Notes on the Psalms.  Fleming H. Revell Company, 1947.


Morris, Henry M.:  Sampling the Psalms:  A scientific & devotional study.  Masterbooks,  1991.


Nystron, Carolyn:  A Woman’s Workshop on David & His Psalms.  Zondervan, 1982.


Peterson, Eugene H:  Prayers of the Heart.  A Lifeguide Bible Study.  Intervarsity, 1987.


Willis, John T.:  Insights from the Psalms Vols. I, II, III.  The Way of Life Series #131,132,133.  Abilene:  Biblical Research Press, 1974. 


Wright, J. Stafford:  Psalms.  Bible Study Commentary.  Scripture Union, 1982.




Appleton, George (gen.ed.):  The Oxford Book of Prayer.  England:  Oxford U. Press, 1985.


Guyon, Jeanne:  Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ.  Short & very Easy Method of Prayer.  (about 1685).  Library of Spiritual Classics Vol. 2.  Seedsowers Christian Books, 1975.


Waldron, Robert:  Poetry as Prayer: Thomas Merton.  Boston:  Pauline Books & Media, 2000.





Frye, Northrop:  The Great Code.  The Bible and Literature.  A Harvest Book.  San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1982.



K's Books to Find & Read List


Ceresko, A.:  "The Chiastic Word Pattern in Hebrew,"  Catholic Bible Quarterly 38 (1976) 303-311.

Ceresko, A.:  "The Function of Chiasmus in Hebrew Poetry,"  Catholic Bible Quarterly 40 (1978) 1-10.


Culley, R.C.:  Oral Formulaic Language in the Biblical Psalms.    Toronto:

            University of Toronto Press, 1967.

            "identified 177 repeated formulae and formulaic phrases in the O.T. Psalms, located primarily in the individual laments, individual thanksgivings, and hymns."   Harvey, p. 12


Ellis, E.E.:  Paul's Use of the Old Testament.  Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans, 1957.  Appendix I, p. 150-154.


Lund, N. W. :  "Chiasmus in the Psalms,"  American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literature 49 (1933) 281-312.


Whallon, W.  "Formulaic Poetry in the Old Testament." CompLit, 15 (1963) 1-14.


Yoder, P.B.  "A-B Pairs and Oral Composition in Hebrew Poetry."  Vetus Testamentum,21 (1971) 470-489.


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