Baker Academic Fall 2021 Catalog



TOUCHSTONE TEXTS SERI ES Stephen B. Chapman, series editor

THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD Psalm 23 for the Life of the Church Richard S. Briggs

Psalm 23 is one of the Bible’s most popular passages, retaining a special place in ministry and giving hope to the burdened. Old Testament scholar Richard Briggs helps readers understand the power and vision of this psalm, offering a close word-by-word and phrase-by-phrase reading. Briggs explores the reception of Psalm 23 down through the ages, covers background issues, ex- amines the ways the psalm addresses practical questions, and shows how this beloved text speaks to today’s church. The book helps reconnect the Chris- tian church to the Old Testament, making it perfect for sermon preparation and small group study. “Briggs offers a fresh study of this beloved and familiar psalm, but even more, he uses it as a key to open the gate into the vast garden of biblical interpretation, which has been much tended from ancient times to the present. He is the best kind of guide.” —ELLEN DAVIS, Duke Divinity School RICHARD S. BRIGGS (PhD, University of Nottingham) is lecturer in Old Testament and director of biblical studies at Cranmer Hall, St. John’s College, Durham University. He is an ordained minister in the Church of England, where he serves as prior of the Community of St. Cuthbert, based at St. Nic’s Church in Durham. His books include Theological Hermeneutics and the Book of Numbers as Christian Scripture , Reading the Bible Wisely , and The Virtuous Reader .

OCTOBER 2021 • 224 pp. • cloth • $24.99 • 9781540961853


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