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Psalms I, 1-50
The Anchor series is a book-by-book translation of the bible, each complete with introduction & notes. Psalms I.1-50 is translated & edited by Mitchell Dahood, SJ, Ugaritic Language & Literature professor at Rome's Pontifical Biblical Institute. His new translation is considered in the context of the literary achievement of the King James Version & in the l ...more
Hardcover, 378 pages
Published January 4th 1966 by Doubleday & Co. (Garden City, NY)
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Suppose you're getting ready to do your daily devotions. You take Psalm 29 and you are using Dahood's commentary here and you will be happy to know where things came from. Oh yes, this psalm is a hymn that calls on us to acknowledge the Sovereignty of God. This psalm also is a Yahwistic adaptation of an older Caananite hymn to the storm-god Baal. What next? You keep reading and reading in this commentary and you discover it only gives you the anatomy of pslam, what is adapted from what, and that ...more
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