Psalms was written in poetic form, the language of the soul. This expression of emotion ranges through all the human experience from praise and joy to lament and sorrow. By some estimations, nearly one third of the Old Testament is in some form of poetry that could be converted to song. Spanning nearly 700 years, several authors contributed to the book of Psalms, including David, Moses, Asaph and others.
Some of the Psalms covered in this volume are prophetic in nature. The cross was foreseen (Psalm 22), the upper room events were described (Psalm 41), and even the miserable end of Judas was foretold (Psalm 69). God announced that he would have a son who would inherit the nations of the earth (Psalm 2). Even the resurrection was foretold (Psalm 16). It is no wonder that after the resurrection Jesus spoke of his life as having fulfilled all that was recorded in the Law, Prophets, and the Psalms (Luke 24:44).
It has been said that everyone ought to write their own commentary on the Psalms. If you want to be a student of God's Word, this study of the Psalms will change your life forever.About the Series
College Press NIV Commentary Series is formatted with a verse-by-verse explanation of the text. It was developed for both the scholar and the average Bible student. The College Press NIV Commentary Series is the only full commentary set in print from the Restoration Movement. Each volume (41 volumes for the Old & New Testament) contains the following helpful features:
- Biblically sound exegesis
- Clear exposition
- Objective approach
- Concise introduction
- New International Version of the Bible
- Key word translation
- Easy to use design format
- Practical footnotes
- And more!