Psalms 1-50: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, OT Volume 7 [ACCS]
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Psalms 1-50: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, OT Volume 7 [ACCS]   -     Edited By: Craig A. Blaising, Carmen S. Hardin, Thomas C. Oden

Psalms 1-50: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, OT Volume 7 [ACCS]

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* Gleaning from the writings of more than 50 church fathers from Ambrose to Zephyrinus, Blaising and Hardin offered an exegetical treasury of deep devotion and profound theological reflection on the Psalms. Two works make their debut in the series---Homilies on the Psalms by Asterius the Homilist and Commentary on the Psalms by Eusebius of Caesarea. 384 pages, hardcover from InterVarsity.

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Title: Psalms 1-50: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, OT Volume 7 [ACCS]
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: IVP Academic
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 10.00 X 7.00 (inches)
Weight: 2 pounds 8 ounces
ISBN: 0830814779
ISBN-13: 9780830814770
Series: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture
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The Psalms have long served a vital role in the individual and corporate lives of Christians, expressing the full range of human emotions, including some that we are ashamed to admit. The Psalms reverberate with joy, groan in pain, whimper with sadness, grumble in disappointment, and rage with anger. The church fathers employed the Psalms widely. In liturgy they used them both as hymns and as Scripture readings. Within them they found pointers to Jesus both as Son of God and as Messiah. They also employed the Psalms widely as support for other New Testament teachings, as counsel on morals, and as forms for prayer. But the church fathers found more than pastoral insight in the Psalms. They found apologetic and doctrinal insight as well, as is attested by the more than sixty-five authors and more than 160 works excerpted in this Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture volume. Especially noteworthy among the Greek-speaking authors cited are Hippolytus, Origen, Eusebius of Caesarea, Athanasius, Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, Didymus the Blind, Evagrius of Pontus, Diodore of Tarsus, John Chrysostom, Asterius the Homilist, Theodore of Mopsuestia, Theodoret of Cyr, Cyril of Alexandria, and Hesychius of Jerusalem. Among noteworthy Latin authors we find Hilary of Poitiers, Ambrose of Milan, Jerome, Augustine, Arnobius the Younger, and Cassiodorus. Readers of these selections, some of which appear here for the first time in English, will glean from a rich treasury of deep devotion and profound theological reflection.

Author Bio

Craig A. Blaising (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is executive vice president and provost of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as professor of theology. A member of both the North American Patristics Society and the International Association for Patristics Study, he is a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Early Christianity.


Carmen S. Hardin (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is assistant professor of classics at the University of Louisville.


Thomas C. Oden (1931–2016) was a pioneering theologian and served as the architect and general editor for the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture. He was also the general editor of the Ancient Christian Doctrine series and the Ancient Christian Devotional series, as well as a consulting editor for the Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity. A prolific writer and seasoned teacher, Oden also served as the director of the Center for Early African Christianity at Eastern University in Pennsylvania and was active in the Confessing Movement in America, particularly within the United Methodist Church.

Editorial Reviews

"Here is Scripture commentary that doubles as 'spiritual' reading for all."

-- James Chukwuma Okoye, The Bible in Review

"This resource will continue to enrich our knowledge of one stream of reception history."

-- P.S. Johnston, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, 2009

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