Bonaventure Zerr, O.S.B.

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Title: The Psalms ✡ A New Translation
Date: ⓒ 1979 by The Monks of Mt. Angel Abbey. Imprimatur granted 1978
Publisher: New York, N.Y. (U.S.A.): Published by Paulist Press
Contents: Psalms 1 - 150 numbered after the Hebrew and LXX
References: Chamberlin 340-11.
Images: Cover, Title page
Location: Collection Bibelarchiv-Birnbaum. Karlsruhe/ Baden, Germany
Comments: Paperback octavo, VII & 332 pp. The grounds for this translation was to produce a liturgical text for public prayer. In 1973 this task had been accomplished. The text presented here is a second revision of that original, which was privately printed and had been in use in the public prayer of Mount Angel Abbey. Translated is from the Hebrew. Father Zerr authored a four- paged preface, dated Aug. 1st, 1978, in which he presents the linguistic and cultural history of the Psalter, his special area of study and interest. - Every Psalm is introduced, verses are numbered and interesting and difficult passages discussed. In preparing his translation, Zerr has heavily relied upon the work of F. Mitchell Dahood in his 3 vol. commentary within the »Anchor Bible« series.


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