The Hebrew Psalms: How To Worship God

Dr. Nicholas J. Schaser, Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies

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The Psalms are among the most beloved and enduring texts in the whole Bible.  This course will enable you to sift through the ancient sands of the Hebrew Psalms of David, and to appreciate the dynamic and exciting truths that they reveal! Members of our learning community will develop an understanding of the historical background of these Hebrew prayers and songs, how they functioned in the life of the ancient Israelites, and how the psalmists’ messages provide you and I today with exciting theological insights unseen in most English translations.

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Dr. Nicholas J. Schaser

Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies

In addition to his work with Israel Bible Center as Professor of Hebrew Bible, Dr. Schaser is an Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at Macalester College and the Adjunct Instructor of the New Testament at Bethel Seminary (both in St. Paul, Minnesota). Professor Schaser’s research interests include rabbinic literature and the Jewishness of the New Testament, with particular focus on Midrash and the Gospel of Matthew. Teaching widely in both synagogues and churches, Dr. Schaser strives to promote mutual learning and respect between Jews and Christians.

Dr. Schaser enjoys communicating with participants and asks that those with questions or comments please email him at:

*Please do not contact Macalester College or Vanderbilt University for correspondence with Dr. Schaser.

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  • 02. Attribution of Psalms 10:55
  • 03. Superscription and Psalm Types 10:42
  • 04. A Closer Look at Psalm 23 13:28
  • 05. Revelation of God in the Psalms (part 1) 17:48
  • 06. Revelation of God in the Psalms (part 2) 16:47
  • 07. Revelation of God in the Psalms (part 3) 08:33
  • 08. The Story of Israel in the Psalms 09:52
  • 09. Israel in the Psalms (part 1) 09:18
  • 10. Israel in the Psalms (part 2) 07:55
  • 11. Israel in the Psalms (part 3) 10:32
  • 12. Israel in the Psalms (part 4) 03:14
  • 13. Israel in the Psalms (part 5) 06:23
  • 14. Psalms as they appear in the New Testament 09:20
  • 15. Psalms in the New Testament (part 1) 16:11
  • 16. Psalms in the New Testament (part 2) 15:26
  • 17. Psalms in the New Testament (part 3) 06:30
  • 18. Transcendent and Immanent God in Psalms 07:51
  • 19. God's Glory in the Psalms 08:45
  • 20. How do Psalmists Talk to God? 09:22
  • 21. Psalm as a Complaint 15:51
  • 22. Making sense of Psalm 22 15:27

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