Until now, no book has conveniently combined treatment of the origins of the Psalms with attention to their Jewish and Christian use through history. William L. Holladay offers an illuminating and informative overview of the Psalms—chanted, sung, and recited by so great a cloud of witnesses (Hebrews 12:1) through the past three thousand years.
The broad scope and usefulness of the book are indicated by its major parts:
- The Psalms Take Shape—A Reconstruction
- The Psalter through History
- Current Theological Issues