Psalms examines the nature of the Psalms as a text in English, dealing specifically with the problem of translation and various aspects of the 'techniques' on reading, with relation to traditional approaches within Biblical studies and contemporary literary theory. Alastair Hunter also outlines a programmatic approach to reading and applies it to a selection of individual Psalms.
' The orderly procedure enables the reader to get a good grasp of the recommended approach, and judge the value of the less familiar modes of interpretation. It would be difficult to find a work that does this so effectively' - John Eaton, The Expository Times
'This is a witty, sophisticated book ... With unerring skill H. locates the blindspots in the psalmists' rhetoric and logic.' - Alistair G. Hunter, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament