This is basically a research paper about the acrostic Psalm, Psalm 37 and how it relates to the rest of the Psalms, the Bible, and the context of history by analyzing different approaches of interpretation. Canonical, historical, and contextual approaches are the most used. Relate the sources to Psalm 37. How do different texts relate and work around Psalm 37?
- The length of the paper should be 8 pages, double-spaced, with footnotes.
- Your paper should include the genre of the psalm, its theological teaching, and how it functions in the Psalter.
- Your paper should include a bibliography page. This page does not count toward the 8 page parameters for your paper. The bibliography should consist of at least 8 sources including the following: MUST USE THE 8 SOURCES BELOW.
Ibn Ezra, Abraham ben Meïr and H. Norman Strickman. Abraham Ibn Ezra’s Commentary on the First Book of Psalms : Chapter 1-41. Academic Studies Press, 2009.
Theodoret and Robert C. Hill. Commentary on the Psalms, Psalms 1-72. Catholic University of America Press, 2000. Commentary on the Psalms. EBSCOhost, ezproxy.acu.edu:2048/ login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx? direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=498826&site=eds-live&scope=site
Eaton, John. The Psalms : A Historical and Spiritual Commentary with an Introduction and New Translation. Continuum, 2008. Old Testament Guides. EBSCOhost, ezproxy.acu.edu: 2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx? direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=378051&site=eds-live&scope=site.
Kselman, John S. “Two Notes on Psalm 37.” Biblica, vol. 78, no. 2, 1997, pp. 252-254. EBSCOhost, ezproxy.acu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx? direct=true&db=rfh&AN=ATLA0001024296&site=eds-live&scope=site.
Maloney, Les D. “Intertextual Links: Part of the Poetic Artistry within the Book I Acrostic Psalms.” Restoration Quarterly, vol. 49, no. 1, 2007, pp. 11-21. EBSCOhost, ezproxy.acu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx? direct=true&db=rfh&AN=ATLA0001562129&site=eds-live&scope=site.
Goldingay, John. Psalms 1-41. Baker Academic, 2006. Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms. EBSCOhost, ezproxy.acu.edu:2048/login?url=http:// search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=477217&site=eds- live&scope=site.
McCann, J. Clinton., ed. The Shape and Shaping of the Psalter. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series 159. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1993.
Brueggemann, Walter and William H. Bellinger, Jr. Psalms. New Cambridge Bible Commentary Series. New York: Cambridge UP, 2014.