BL4.7

The Psalms (English and Hebrew streams)

Flexible Learning module
 

The psalms are the most quoted Old Testament book in the New Testament and hugely influential in the church's worship. This class focuses on different kinds of psalm genres and how to interpret them, including psalms of lament (e.g., Psalm 3) and psalms of imprecation (e.g., Psalm 137), and we explore what we learn about the life of faith through these texts. We also look at the book of psalms as a whole, and how they tell the story of Israel from David (Books 1-2) through exile (Book 3) to restoration (Book 5). The reign of God over all things (Book 4) is the central message of hope for ancient Israel and for new covenant believers today.