in Westminster Bible Companion

by James Limburg

5 Rank Score: 5.16 from 1 reviews, 0 featured collections, and 3 user libraries
Pages 532 pages
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Published 2000
ISBN-13 9780664255572


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With literature on the Psalter being something of a growth industry in recent years, the challenge of writing a commentary that takes into account recent scholarship and remains readable for the average church attendee is a challenging task. The requirements of readability, conciseness and attention to scholarship almost seem to be mutually exclusive, yet this is the mandate of the series to which the volume belongs. The cover of each volume prominently declares: “Books in the Westminster Bible Companion series assist laity in their study of the Bible as a guide to Christian faith and practice. Each volume seeks both to explain the biblical book in its original historical context and explore its significance for faithful living today. These books are ideal for individual study and for Bible study classes and groups.” Given the goals of the series the book of Psalms presents particular challenges in terms of the length of the work, the complexity of the material and the variety of opinions regarding interpretive matters. [Full Review]