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The Psalms as Christian Worship: An Historical Commentary

by Dr. Bruce Waltke
The Psalms as Christian Worship: An Historical Commentary
This commentary The Psalms as Christian Worship uniquely combines a verse-by-verse exposition of the Hebrew text of selected Psalms with a history of their interpretation in the Church from the time of the apostles to the present. Bruce K. Waltke begins the collaboration by first skillfully establishing the meaning of the chosen psalms through careful exegesis in which each text is interpreted in light of its historical backgrounds, its literary form, and the poet’s rhetoric. James M. Houston then exposits each text’s relevance in conjunction with the Church’s interpretation of it throughout her history. To further the accuracy of this interpretation, he commissioned fresh translations of numerous Latin and Middle English texts. The authors’ purpose in creating this volume was not merely to produce a masterful commentary. Rather, they wished to aid in enriching the daily life of the contemporary Christian and to deepen the church’s community. Waltke and Houston here bring together the two voices of the Holy Spirit — heard infallibly in Scripture and edifyingly in the Church’s response — in a rare and illuminating combination.


“A Spiritual Feast”

“Rich and Reverent”

“A Crown Jewel”

Book Info

Author: Dr. Bruce Waltke

Print Length: 640 pages

ISBN: 978-0801031847

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

Publication Date: November 22, 2010