Belcher Book Review

Belcher Book Review

You are to read the Belcher textbook in its entirety and then to write a 1200-word minimum (1500-word maximum) review/reflection on this text. The first section of your paper should include a 250-word summary of Belcher’s approach to the Psalms and then a 300-word assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of that approach. The second section of your paper will ask you to analyze Psalm 45 and answer, “When teaching on Psalm 45, would you teach on the church as the bride of Christ from this passage?” You will need to explain the basic meaning of the original psalm, how/if it ultimately points to Christ, and what other relevant OT and NT passages would need to be brought into the discussion (300 words). Your analysis should reflect careful research, interacting with a minimum of two to three academic sources on this psalm (commentaries or articles). The third section of the paper will ask you to analyze Psalm 22 and answer: “How does Psalm 22 speak of the Messiah?” You will need to explain what type of messianic psalm this is and whether the psalmist is speaking of himself, Jesus, or both, and how the imagery of the psalm influences you to view this psalm as typology or prophecy (300 words). Your analysis should reflect careful research, interacting with a minimum of two to three academic sources on this psalm (commentaries or articles). This assignment will enable you to understand how the Psalms point to Christ and his person and work.