A Commentary on the Psalms, Volume 1: 1-41
A Commentary on the Psalms, Volume 1: 1-41

A Commentary on the Psalms, Volume 1: 1-41

in Kregel Exegetical Library

by Allen P. Ross

5 Rank Score: 5.12 from 3 reviews, 0 featured collections, and 3 user libraries
Pages 928
Publisher Kregel Academic
Published 2012
ISBN-13 9780825425622
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>

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Zach Olson Zach Olson March 15, 2022
This three-volume commentary on the Psalms is spectacular. I thoroughly enjoyed it and appreciated the helpful insights he provides on how to exegete and exposit each Psalm.
Zach Olson Zach Olson March 15, 2022
This three-volume commentary on the Psalms is spectacular. He provides helpful insights on how to exegete and exposit each individual Psalm. I highly recommend this for the preacher and teacher.
Warren Truesdale Warren Truesdale February 8, 2019
Allen Ross has written a masterful three-volume commentary on the Psalter. He covers each Psalm in a user-friendly format that teaches the Psalms instructively. Each Psalm includes (1) a translation with footnoted text-critical and exegetical notes, (2) a discussion of the composition and possible historical context, (3) a brief exegetical summary and outline, and (4) a detailed exposition of the Psalm. [Full Review]