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Number of Pages: 432
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1994
Dimensions: 6 X 91/4 X 13/4 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Interpretation Commentary
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The Psalms have been at the center of Christian faith and piety for centuries. Now, one of the foremost interpreters of the Psalms explores how they can still claim that place today. In this commentary, James L. Mays sets forth what the Psalms say about God, creation, humanity, and the life of faith. Mays proceeds with an awareness that the Psalms were originally composed for worship, and so he provides an understanding of the psalms as praise and prayer.
Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching is a distinctive resource for those who interpret the Bible in the church. Planned and written specifically for teaching and preaching needs, this critically acclaimed biblical commentary is a major contribution to scholarship and ministry.
Deacon Thomas SheaBordentown, NJAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5A useful addition to my library...February 21, 2012Deacon Thomas SheaBordentown, NJAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I am quite satisfied with Dr. Mays' commentary on the psalms. From my perspective it is quite thorough, but I do find his style of writing somewhat "dense". I hasten to add that evaluation is far more an indictment of my own slowness of wit than a weakness of Dr. Mays. I think that the work provides what it purports to provide and I have already found it helpful in lesson and sermon prep. I don't think that anyone looking for a concise commentary on the psalms will be disappointed.
RICHARD HOLTClovis, NMAge: 45-54Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5A good value.April 23, 2011RICHARD HOLTClovis, NMAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4JL Mays provides comments on every Psalm, though some are covered very lightly. This volume is written to help teachers and preachers. It meets that goal. It is also one of the better volumes in the Interpretation Commentary series. Among the relatively brief commentaries on Psalms, I prefer Broyles or Kidner. Still, this volume is definitely well written and worth reading.