Worship and the Hebrew Bible: Essays in Honor of John T. Willis

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Graham, M. Patrick, Rick R. Marrs and Steven L. McKenzie, eds. Worship and the Hebrew Bible: Essays in Honor of John T. Willis. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999, 316 pp., $85.00.

Sixteen authors have contributed 16 essays in honor of Willie's 65th birthday, oriented around "worship as it emerges in the Hebrew Bible, thus picking upon Willie's own attentiveness to the cultic relations of biblical texts" (p. 7). The essays are: " `For He Is Good . . . ' Worship in Ezra-Nehemiah," by Leslie C. Allen (pp. 15-34); "The Peoples and the Worship of Yahweh in the Book of Isaiah," by Christopher T. Begg (pp. 35-55); "Mourners and the Psalms," by Don C. Benjamin and Victor H. Matthews (pp. 56-77); "Worship and Ethics: A Re-examination of Psalm 15," by R. E. Clements (pp. 78-94); "`From Where Will my Help Come?' Women and Prayer in the Apocrypha/Deuterocanonical Books," by Toni Craven (pp. 95-109); "Flirting with the Language of Prayer (Job 14:13-7)," by James L. Crenshaw (pp. 110-123); "Setting the Heart to Seek God: Worship in 2 Chronicles 30:1-31:1," by M. …