5 Stars Out Of 5
Best Commentary on Psalms
September 23, 2017
The expositors Bible commentary has been recognized as one of the leading Commentary series for the past quarter-century. Having started in 1978 and completed in 1992 is Commentary series was in sore need of a revised updated Edition. Therefore in 2008 the expositors Bible commentary begin its revised Edition of all of its 13 volumes of commentary. Completed in 2012 this Commentary series Bose updated commentaries of almost every book included in the previous version as well as fleshing out a previous commentaries as well.
Perhaps the best updated version in this Commentary series is that of the commentary on the book of Psalms by Willem A. VanGemeren. In a revised edition of the series Psalms has been expanded a pain to the point it gets a volume entirely unto itself. Weighing in at over 1000 Pages this is one of the fullest treatments from a conservative perspective on the book of Psalms. This commentary sits at the top of most pastors commentary list for this book of wisdom literature.
Not only is this book touted as one of the best volumes in the series it is one of the best volumes on the book of Psalms ever to be published. Each Psalm is Thoroughly treated looking not only at the Hebrew text but dealing with critical questions, exegetical points, and practical application. This commentary truly is for both the pastor and Scholar. Furthermore it is not an accessible to the Layman who desires to get a thorough treatment of Psalms for their understanding. I highly recommend this commentary as the first pick of any Pastor for a series on the book of Psalms as well as to the scholar who is looking to write a paper on a specific theme or Psalm. You can truly not go wrong with this superb commentary on the book of Psalms.
This book was provided to me free of charge from Zondervan Academic in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.
The Expositors Bible Commentary: Volume 5: Psalms
2008 by Willem A. VanGemeren
Publisher: Zondervan Academic
Page Count: 1024 Pages