Psalms: Psalms 42-89

Psalms: Psalms 42-89


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This is the second of a three-volume commentary on the Psalms, combining literary, historical, grammatical, and theological insight in a widely accessible manner. One of today's foremost experts on biblical theology, John Goldingay covers Psalms 42-89 with his own translation of each passage, followed by interpretive comments and theological implications.

"The book of Psalms is the literary sanctuary; a holy place where humans share their joys and struggles with brutal honesty in God's presence," writes Tremper Longman III, editor of the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series. Pastors, seminary students, scholars, and Bible study leaders will enjoy this accessible and enriching volume. This is the fourth volume in the series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801027048
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/01/2007
Series: Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms Series
Pages: 752
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

John Goldingay (PhD, University of Nottingham) is David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including Old Testament Theology and commentaries on Daniel and Isaiah.

About the Series Editor
Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. He has authored or coauthored more than twenty books.

Table of Contents

Series Preface
Author's Preface
Psalms 42-43: Coping with Separation from God's Presence
Psalm 44: Coping with Defeat
Psalm 45: The True King and True Queen
Psalm 46: Trust and Stop
Psalm 47: God Has Begun to Reign
Psalm 48: God Made Known in the City of God
Psalm 49: Can Death Be Escaped?
Psalm 50: Worship and Life
Psalm 51: Sin, Cleansing, Renewal
Psalm 52: Divine and Human Commitment
Psalm 53: Is God There?
Psalm 54: The Name That Rescues
Psalm 55: How to Throw Things at Yhwh
Psalm 56: Fear of Humanity, Trust in God
Psalm 57: Simultaneously Expecting and Possessing
Psalm 58: The Gods Must and Will Fulfill Their Responsibility
Psalm 59: How to Pray in Terror
Psalm 60: How to Claim God's Past Word
Psalm 61: How Prayer Suspends the Distantness
Psalm 62: The Heart of Old Testament Theology
Psalm 63: A Threefold Dynamic for Life
Psalm 64: The Power of Language and the Power of Recollection
Psalm 65: Politics and Harvest, Israel and the World
Psalm 66: Praise and Thanksgiving, Community and Individual, Israel and the World
Psalm 67: Blessed for the Sake of the World
Psalm 68: God Then and Now
Psalm 69: When People Mock Zeal for Yhwh's House
Psalm 70: A Plea for Haste
Psalm 71: The God of Past, Present, and Future
Psalm 72: A Vision for Government
Psalm 72:18-20: Coda to Book II: Yes, Yes!
Psalm 73: Yes, God Will Restore Me
Psalm 74: What Is Permanent?
Psalm 75: In Your Way and in Your Time
Psalm 76: Revere or Fear
Psalm 77: The Pain and the Hope of Recollection
Psalm 78: The Story That Needs Passing On
Psalm 79: When Nations Attack Us and Scorn God
Psalm 80: Praying for Joseph
Psalm 81: Do Listen!
Psalm 82: God Must Accept Responsibility
Psalm 83: Confrontation, Shame, Death, Acknowledgment
Psalm 84: The Double Good Fortune of the Trusting Person
Psalm 85: God Speaks of Shalom
Psalm 86: A Servant's Claim on His Master
Psalm 87: The Nations as Citizens of Zion
Psalm 88: Abba, Father
Psalm 89: Facing Two Sets of Facts (Again)
Psalm 89:52: Coda to Book III
Subject Index
Author Index
Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Writings

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