Psalms, 3 Volumes

series: Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms

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John Goldingay’s three-volume commentary on the book of Psalms combines literary, historical, grammatical, and theological insights in a widely accessible manner. One of today’s foremost experts on biblical theology, Goldingay covers the Psalms with his own translation of each passage, followed by interpretive comments and discussion of the 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 enriching three-volume commentary set.


Endorsements

Praise for vol. 1:
"One of our premier interpreters, John Goldingay, offers here a comprehensive treatment of the Psalms. Rarely does one find such a combination of close attention to grammatical and syntactical features joined with literary sensitivity, and all of it aimed at theological appropriation of the Psalms. Don't be surprised to find Anne Lamott alongside Luther, Calvin, Aquinas, and Isaac Watts. A basic resource for studying the Psalms."--Patrick D. Miller, professor of Old Testament theology emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary

"John Goldingay has come to this commentary on Psalms 1-41 after extensive work in other areas of biblical study. He has written a major commentary that incorporates solid, mainline scholarship, and it belongs with leading commentaries on the Psalter. His readers will find him to be a competent, mature, and careful guide in interpreting the Psalms. I recommend his work, and I look forward to further commentary from him."--Marvin E. Tate, senior professor of Old Testament, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"This is a fine commentary on the first part of the book of Psalms, combining excellent scholarship and deep, practical spiritual reflection. Readers will find it to be an invaluable resource for their own life journeys, not least in the constructive challenge it presents to some modern Christian understandings of biblical spirituality."--Iain Provan, Marshall Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies, Regent College

"Once again, John Goldingay has given us exemplary scholarship that will serve both church and academy very well indeed. The commentary is filled with mature theological insights, fresh ideas, and thoughtful reflections for contemporary appropriation. The clear and imaginative introduction alone is worth the price of the book."--Terence E. Fretheim, Elva B. Lovell Professor of Old Testament, Luther Seminary

"Pastors will benefit from Goldingay's lucid discussion of interpretive issues, which is always informed by the faith of the church. Scholars will be well served by the insightful textual notes and extensive bibliography. In sum, this volume is a welcome resource for the study of the Psalms from which many different readers may glean."--Jerome F. D. Creach, Robert C. Holland Professor of Old Testament, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary


The Author

  1. John Goldingay

    John Goldingay

    John Goldingay (PhD, University of Nottingham) is David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He is ordained in the Episcopal Church and is the author of numerous books, including Old Testament...

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Reviews

"[Goldingay's] commentary is a premier aid to anyone engaged in serious study of the psalms."--PreachingNow

"A useful exegetical, expository, and applicatory commentary on the Psalms. . . . [A] fine contribution. . . . Bible students, church leaders, pastors, and Bible teachers will greatly benefit from this set."--Willem A. VanGemeren, Themelios

"The three volumes of Goldingay's commentary on the Psalms . . . rank among the most detailed expositions of this biblical book. . . . Useful not only for its exposition, but also for its interaction with international scholarship."--International Review of Biblical Studies