Nibc OT #11: Psalms (#11 in New International Biblical Commentary Old Testament Series)
Craig Broyles examines the Psalms as a diverse collection of poems whose main roots are in Jerusalem's worship services. Both in the past and in the present, they provide dynamic liturgies though which the worshipper encounters Godoften with vigorous dialogueand...
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Craig Broyles examines the Psalms as a diverse collection of poems whose main roots are in Jerusalem's worship services. Both in the past and in the present, they provide dynamic liturgies though which the worshipper encounters Godoften with vigorous dialogueand finds meaning for life. Broyles makes the best of contemporary scholarship on the Psalms accessible to both general readers and serious students.
"Craig Broyles's commentary on the Psalms represents his own deep knowledge of the Psalms and a sense of the things that matter for the reading and hearing of this great devotional and theological literature. While fully drawing upon the latest scholarly work on the Psalms, the commentary is clear and accessible, giving the interpreter/preacher sufficient grasp of what each psalm is about without overwhelming him or her with masses of detail and secondary references. His attention to the context of ancient Israel is matched by his sensitivity to the contemporary word of the Psalms to believers and to the church as a whole."
^Patrick D. Miller, Princeton Theological Seminary
^The New International Biblical Commentary, based on the NIV, and published by Hendrickson and Paternoster Press, offers a more traditional style of commentary, with introductions, explanations of the text section by section, and Additional Notes on specific verses. The editors stress that the Old Testament often seems a strange and foreign book to modern readers, and the purpose of the commentaries is to 'break down the barriers between the ancient and modern worlds so that the power and meaning of these biblical texts may become transparent'. Thus the intention is to provide 'believing criticism', and it offers quite specifically a Christian interpretation, although some writers stress this more than others. . . .
Craig C. Broyles, (Ph.D., University of Sheffield) is professor of religious studies at Trinity Western University. He is the author of several books, including a commentary on the Psalms (New International Biblical Commentary), The Conflict of Faith and Experience: A Form-Critical and Theological Study of Selected Lament Psalms and co-editor of Writing and Reading the Scroll of Isaiah: Studies of an Interpretive Tradition.