Topic: Psalms: Songs of the Coming King
Speaker: Dr. Jim Hamilton
Date: September 25, 2018

There is much in the Hebrew Psalter to impress even the casual reader; but there is much more to the Psalter than meets the eye. Pastor, author, and Old Testament professor, Dr. Jim Hamilton, will unveil the careful arrangement of the Psalter and how the whole communicates a fuller message than the individual parts.

He will demonstrate that the entire Old Testament becomes the song of the psalmists who lend poetical expression to the hope for a new David, who will lead a new exodus, followed by a new conquest, to enjoy a new inheritance, in a new land, under a new covenant, with God’s people living in God’s place, according to God’s instructions, under the reign of God’s king, and enjoying God’s blessing.

This seminar will also investigate New Testament usage of psalms in which David presents his life experiences as typological foreshadowing of what would take place in the life of the seed God promised to raise up from David’s line. We look forward to this unique opportunity to soak in the Hebrew Psalter and to better understand its overarching message for God’s people.

Seminar Schedule

  • 8:00-8:30 – Registration and Coffee
  • 8:30–9:30 – Session 1: “An Overview of the Book of Psalms: Seeking the Structure of the Songs” (Hamilton)
  • 9:45–10:45 – Session 2: “The Psalms and the Rest of the Old Testament: How the Psalms Interpret Scripture and Sing Its Message” (Hamilton)
  • 11:00–11:45 – Session 3: “The Lamentations of a Pastor: Finding Hope in the Discouraging Days of Pastoral Ministry” (Miller)
  • 12:00–12:30 – Lunch
  • 12:30–1:15 – Session 4: “A Type of the One to Come: David’s Understanding of the Promised Seed and Himself as a Type” (Hamilton)
  • 1:15–2:00 – Q&A, Prayer

Speaker Bio

Jim Hamilton is the professor of Biblical Theology at SBTS and the preaching pastor at Kenwood Baptist Church. He has written God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology and God’s Indwelling Presence: The Ministry of the Holy Spirit in the Old and New Testaments. He has contributed chapters to many other books, and has authored many scholarly articles. He received his ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary and his PhD from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 



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