Psalms Vol 1 (Teach The Text Commentary Series)(Hardcover)C Hassell Bullock
Move seamlessly from the meaning of the text to its effective communication.
The Teach the Text Commentary Series gives you the best of biblical scholarship and presents the information needed to move seamlessly from the meaning of the text to its effective communication. By providing focused commentary on each psalm, this volume allows you to quickly grasp the most important information. Each unit of the commentary includes the big idea and key themes of the passage; sections dedicated to understanding, teaching, and illustrating the text; and full-colour illustrations, maps, and photos.
Throughout the centuries, the Psalms have held a beloved place in Judaism and Christianity, and in the lives of individual believers. They express in profound ways the thoughts and emotions of the soul, from the highest experiences of joy and praise to the lowest valleys of lament. C. Hassell Bullock has been deeply shaped by the Psalms, and this commentary is born from a lifetime of loving study--as a Christian, a professor, and a pastor. He brings all three perspectives to bear, skilfully leading the reader through each psalm, with attention to genre, structure, theology, and practical application. Here is wise guidance for preachers and teachers who wish to bring the timeless messages of the Psalms to today's believers.
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"Most commentaries are either too technical or too light to be of much help, leaving us to wander through the text on our own. Accurately balanced between good scholarship and solid preaching perspectives, these commentaries provide an unusually deep and relevant approach to the text. If you take preaching and teaching the Word seriously you must take this series seriously as well. "--Joe Stowell, President, Cornerstone University
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About the Author
C. Hassell Bullock (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is Franklin S. Dyrness Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Wheaton College. He is the author of An Introduction to the Old Testament Poetic Books and Encountering the Book of Psalms.
ByC Hassell Bullock
Size178 x 234 mm
Number of Pages608 pp
PublisherBaker Book House
The Name of the Book
The Hebrew title of the book of Psalms is
Tehillim (“praises”), encapsulating praise as
one of the central features of the book. We
get our English title from the Greek trans-
lation of the book, Psalmoi; the singular,
psalmos, is the translation of the Hebrew
word mizmor, found in many
of the psalm titles. The New
Testament knows the book
by this title (Luke 20:42; Acts
1:20). The Greek translation
in the manuscript Alexan-
drinus (fifth century AD)
titles the book Psalterion,
a term that occurs several
times in the book and means
“stringed instrument.” From
this term comes the often-
used English name Psalter.
The Nature of the Book
The book of Psalms is an
anthology written and col-
lected over several centuries.
The earliest named composer is Moses (Ps.
90), and David is the most frequent con-
tributor to the book, with seventy-three
psalms attributed or dedicated to him.