This work by Nancy deClaisse-Walford, Rolf Jacobson, and Beth Tanner is the most complete and detailed one-volume commentary available on the Psalms. Significantly, the volume reflects the combined insights of three superior (younger) biblical scholars.
DeClaisse-Walford, Jacobson, and Tanner offer a succinct introduction to the Psalter, a new translation of all the psalms that takes special account of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and individual entries on each psalm unit. Throughout the book they draw on state-of-theart research on the canonical shape and shaping of the Psalter and evidence a nuanced attention to the poetic nature of the psalms.
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Someone once said, "The past is another country -- they do things differently there." At times, indeed, the Old Testament resembles another very different country. Maneuvering through levitical laws, bloodshed in Joshua, or Daniel's apocalyptic visions, sincere readers often wonder what the Old Testament means and how it can be the Word of God. For several decades The New International Commentary on the Old Testament has helped countless people traverse this difficult literary terrain.
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All of the NICOT volumes combine superior scholarship, an evangelical view of Scripture as the Word of God, and concern for the life of faith today. Each volume features an extensive introduction treating the biblical book's authorship, date, purpose, structure, and theology. The author's own translation of the original Hebrew and verse-by-verse commentary follow. The commentary itself carefully balances coverage of technical matters with exposition of the biblical text's theology and implications.
Readers who want to hear God's voice anew through Scripture will find The New International Commentary on the Old Testament to be a faithful, trustworthy guide for helping them navigate the strange other country we call the Old Testament.
This work by Nancy L. deClaisse-Walford, Rolf Jacobson, and Beth Tanner is the most complete and detailed one-volume commentary available on the Psalms. Significantly, the volume reflects the combined insights of three superior (younger) biblical scholars.
DeClaisse-Walford, Jacobson, and Tanner offer a succinct introduction to the Psalter, a new translation of all the psalms that takes special account of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and individual entries on each psalm unit. Throughout the book they draw on state-of-the-art research on the canonical shape and shaping of the Psalter and evidence a nuanced attention to the poetic nature of the psalms.
Nancy L. deClaiss?-Walford is Carolyn Ward Professor of OldTestament and Biblical Languages at McAfee School ofTheology, Atlanta, Georgia.
Rolf A. Jacobson is associate professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Beth LaNeel Tanner is the Kansfield Professor of Old Testament Studies at New Brunswick Theological Seminary, New Jersey.
-- Fuller Theological Seminary
How excellent that these three scholars have written this commentary! How admirable that they have managed to cover so much ground and deal with so many detailed points concerning text and language, all within the confines of one volume!”
W. H. Bellinger Jr.
-- Baylor University
Nancy deClaisse-Walford, Rolf Jacobson, and Beth Tanner have given us all a considerable gift in this fresh reading of the book of Psalms. . . . Their new translation of the psalms and the attached notes as well as attention to recent scholarship provide a treasure trove of insights. Ministers, students, and scholars alike will be warmly repaid by time spent with this volume.”
Patrick D. Miller
-- Princeton Theological Seminary
From careful text-critical and philological analysis to thoughtful theological and pastoral reflections, the authors have created a most useful commentary on the Psalms. While valuable to scholars, these interpretations will be especially helpful to pastors in their teaching and preaching ministry. The multiple authorial voices further enhance the interpretive richness of the volume.”
-- Marburg University
Excellent. . . . A very valuable exposition of the Psalter for students, teachers, pastors, and all people interested in the biblical psalms.”
J. Clinton McCann Jr.
Eden Theological Seminary
DeClaisse-Walford, Jacobson, and Tanner represent the best and the brightest of a new generation of Psalms scholars. . . . Their creative collaboration has produced a very impressive volume that will certainly be both a scholarly standard and a wonderful resource for leaders in the faith communities that treasure the Psalms as Scripture.”
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