Psalms
Psalms 1-59
Psalms 1-59
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Psalms

in Continental Commentary

by Hans-Joachim Kraus

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Psalms 1-59
Pages 560 pages
Publisher Fortress Press
Published 2000
ISBN-13 9780800695033
Psalms 60-150
Pages 600 pages
Publisher Fortress Press
Published 2000
ISBN-13 9780800695040

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Warren Truesdale Warren Truesdale February 8, 2019
This two-volume commentary on the Psalter is more critical than Ross but full of exegetical and theological insight. This commentary has taught me the more than the others. Kraus is very detailed. Each Psalm is (1) translated with footnoted text-critical issues (2) a discussion of the form of the Psalm—organization, structure, meter (3) possible setting and author of the Psalm (4) detailed verse by verse exegesis and (5) the purpose and thrust of the Psalm. [Full Review]
The Continental Commentary is by Hans-Joachim Kraus. It's dated as well and has the same tendencies as most critical commentaries, especially from the previous generation. The publication date is deceptive. This English translation was completed in 1989, but the commentary was published in German in 1979. Yet Amazon lists the publication date for one of the volumes as 1993. Kraus garners more respect than most critical commentaries, and it hangs on in most bibliographies and commentary reviews as a very important commentary, even though it's well out of date on many issues and lacking in some features that newer commentaries tend to spend more time on. [Full Review]