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Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2008
Series: Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary
Exegesis since the Reformation era and especially in the past two hundred years emphasized careful attention to philology, grammar, syntax, and concerns of a historical nature. More recently, commentary has expanded to include social-scientific, political, or canonical questions and more.
Without slighting the significance of those sorts of questions, scholars in The Two Horizons Old Testamet Commentary locate their primary interests on theological readings of texts, past and present. The result is a paragraph-by-paragraph engagement with the text that is deliberately theological in focus.
Theological reflection in The Two Horizons Old Testamet Commentary takes many forms, including locating each Old Testament book in relation to the whole of Scripture asking what the biblical book contributes to biblical theology and in conversation with constructive theology of today. How commentators engage in the work of theological reflection will differ from book to book, depending on their particular theological tradition and how they perceive the work of biblical theology and theological hermeneutics. This heterogeneity derives as well from the relative infancy of the project of theological interpretation of Scripture in modern times and from the challenge of grappling with a books message in its ancient context, in the canon of Scripture and history of interpretation, and for life in the admittedly diverse Western world at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
The Two Horizons Old Testamet Commentary is written primarily for students, pastors, and other Christian leaders seeking to engage in theological interpretation of Scripture.
Grogan follows with a full discussion of the Psalters theological themes, highlighting the implications of its fivefold arrangement. He considers the massive contribution of the Psalter to biblical theology, including the way the psalms were used and interpreted by Jesus and the New Testament writers. The volume closes with an analysis of the contemporary relevance of the Psalms and a step-by-step guide to preparing a Psalms sermon, based on Psalm 8.
Leslie C. Allen Fuller Theological Seminary "Geoffrey Grogan whetted readers appetites with his earlier work on the theology of the Psalms. A proven exegete and theologian, he now brings this double gift to the text. He also provides an introduction to the Psalms as ancient literature. In keeping with the Two Horizons series, he presents the theology of the Psalter and evaluates it in terms of the Bible and Christian doctrine."
Ted Herbert International Christian College, Glasgow "Grogans wide writing interests spanning the Old and New Testaments and theology, combined with his warm personal faith, clear writing style, and decades of living with the Psalms, have resulted in this well-informed, insightful, and useful theologically focused commentary."