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Number of Pages: 578
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 1990
Dimensions: 6 X 9 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Word Biblical Commentary
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The middle section of the Hebrew Psalter has long been regarded as an inspiring anthology of ancient religious poetry. Within this part of the Sepher Tehillim or Book of Praises, are 11 of the 12 psalms of Asaph (73-83), one of Solomon's two (72), the sole offerings of Ethan (89) and Moses (90), and four of the songs ascribed to the sons of Korah-not to mention the many assigned to David.
Dr. Marvin Tate's distinctive commentary traces all the biographical, historical, literary, and practical concepts of these middle psalms and demonstrates how the purpose of each one unfolds.
Psalms 51-100, Volume 20 of the Word Biblical Commentary series, furnishes readers with a wealth of information:
- a thorough, up-to-date bibliography preceding each psalm
- the author's fresh translation of the Hebrew text
- Form/Structure/Setting notes which expand the translation
- extensive comments on the text
- explanations of the pertinent observations of the author
Dr. Tate has also attempted to present various views of passages in which differences of opinion exist.
This work, the middle commentary of Word Biblical Commentary's three-volume study of the Psalter, mirrors the opposing emotions so often evident in life: sorrow-joy, love-hate, and faith-fear. A careful reading of Psalms 51-100 will stimulate a deeper appreciation for this religious poetry while augmenting the value of personal Bible study.
Marvin E. Tate is Senior Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. His publications include Psalms 51-100, vol. 20 in the Word Biblical Commentary series.
Dwight Denno5 Stars Out Of 5October 30, 2009Dwight DennoMr. Tate provides a thorough, perceptive exploration of the deeper meaning of the Psalms that is helpful in gaining a greater understanding of God's nature and is useful as we daily look for better ways to serve Him.