A Commentary on the Psalms 1-41 (Volume 1) (Kregel Exegetical Library Series)
A Commentary on the Psalms is anessential and welcome resource for pastors looking to dive into thePsalms. Professor Allen P. Ross hasspent years studying the Psalms,teaching the Psalms to pastors andteachers, and preaching from thePsalms. His exegesis demonstrates his fluency...
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A Commentary on the Psalms is anessential and welcome resource for pastors looking to dive into thePsalms. Professor Allen P. Ross hasspent years studying the Psalms,teaching the Psalms to pastors andteachers, and preaching from thePsalms. His exegesis demonstrates his fluency in both the language and the culture of the Old Testament. This commentary is exegetically deep enough to satisfy the scholar,and logically organized to meet the needs of the pastor preaching on anindividual psalm. The first of twovolumes, this commentary will bea standard reference volume found in the study of today's pastors andteachers.
For thousands of years, the Book of Psalms has been one of God's people's richest resources for expression of worship and development of the spiritual life. At the same time it is one of the more complex and challenging sections of the Bible for expositors. Pastors, teachers, and all serious students of the Bible will find this commentary invaluable for developing their understanding of the Psalms and for improving their ability to expound it with precision and depth.
For each psalm, Dr. Allen Ross guides the reader through a detailed exegetical outline, proposes a homiletical outline, and offers a summary expository idea of the message of the whole psalm.
The commentary includes discussion throughout of three primary challenges to understanding the Psalms:
Textual issues: Every major textual difficulty is addressed in order to help the expositor understand the interpretive issues and make decisions when there are multiple available readings. Poetic language: The Psalms are full of poetic imagery, devices and structures. Ross discusses this "language" of Hebrew poetry in its context with each psalm, specifying the precise devices being used and how they work in the psalm. The Psalms' Hebrew grammar and syntax pose a challenge to many expositors, whether they are familiar with Hebrew or not. This commentary illuminates Hebrew constructions word meanings in a way that is helpful both to readers who are comfortable with Hebrew and those who are not.<.li>
Allen P. Ross is professor of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama. His articles have appeared in Biblical Viewpoint, BibliothecaSacra, and Kindred Spirit, and he has contributed to the BIBLE KNOWLEDGE COMMENTARY, the CHRISTIAN LIFE BIBLE, and the BIBLICAL HEBREW HANDBOOK. His translating and editing skills were also put to use in the TOPICAL REFERENCE BIBLE project and THE NEW KING JAMES VERSION of the Bible. Ross taught at The Graduate School of Bob Jones University between 1969 and 1971 after which he began teaching at Dallas Theological Seminary. He e