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Overview

Undertake an in-depth study of the Psalms with this diverse collection of classic resources. Survey the history of the use and interpretation of the Psalms. Consult commentaries by scholars from the twelfth through twentieth centuries. Understand the development of the Psalter, read the Psalms in English verse, and come to a better understanding of the many poetic genres throughout the book. Including commentaries, original language studies, monographs, translations, chronological arrangements, sermons, and more, these resources present a variety of theological viewpoints—ensuring you study of the Psalter is both well-rounded and thorough.

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Complete this set of classic commentaries with Classic Commentaries and Studies on Psalms.

Key Features

  • Provides resources from a variety of theological perspectives
  • Includes commentaries, monographs, sermons, and more
  • Facilliates a well-rounded and thorough study of the Psalms

Product Details

  • Title: Classic Commentaries and Studies on the Psalms Upgrade
  • Volumes: 30
  • Pages: 8,632
  • Christian Group: Evangelical
  • Resource Type: Commentaries
  • Topic: Psalms

Individual Titles

Commentary on the First Book of Psalms

  • Author: Juan de Valdés
  • Translator: John T. Betts
  • Publisher: Ballantyne, Hanson & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1894
  • Pages: 387

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Benefit from the insights of a sixteenth-century theologian who fought for the doctrinal purity of the Catholic Church. Juan de Valdés was an influential Spanish statesman and writer whose work placed him at odds with the infamous Spanish inquisition. His verse-by-verse exposition was intended for a popular audience interested in personal piety. This commentary on Psalms 1–61 was the first of Valdés’ many commentaries, but the last to be discovered long after his death.

Juan de Valdés (c. 1500–1541) was a Spanish lay theologian and writer, deeply influenced by Erasmus. He most likely studied at the University of Alcalá. In the 1530s, he was forced to relocate to Italy for holding and publishing works with theological and political positions which put him in danger of the Spanish Inquisition. He wrote numerous works from Italy during the rest of his life and became central in a growing group of Roman Catholic reformers. He is the author of Commentary upon St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans and Commentary upon St. Paul’s First Epistle to the Church at Corinth.

The Book of Psalms: An American Commentary on the Old Testament

  • Author: George Ricker Berry
  • Publisher: American Baptist Publication Society
  • Publication Date: 1934
  • Pages: 231

Celebrated Baptist biblical scholar and archaeologist George Ricker Berry was renowned for his work in Semitic languages. His commentary on Psalms combines careful attention to Hebrew grammar and syntax with spiritual application.

George Ricker Berry (1865–1945) was professor of Old Testament interpretation and Semitic languages at Colgate University. He is the author of The Book of Proverbs and The Classic Greek Dictionary in Two Parts: Greek-English and English-Greek.

A Commentary on the Book of Psalms, on a Plan Embracing the Hebrew Text

  • Author: George Bush
  • Publisher: Leavitt, Lord & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1834
  • Pages: 80

This concise study by Hebrew expert George Bush summarizes the message, themes, and poetic devices found in the book of Psalms.

George Bush (1796–1859) was educated at Dartmouth College and Princeton University. He was a professor of Hebrew and oriental literature at New York University and the author of numerous commentaries, including Notes, Critical and Practical, on the Book of Exodus, Notes, Critical and Practical, on the Book of Joshua, and Notes, Critical and Practical, on the Book of Leviticus.

Commentary on the Seven Penitential Psalms, vol. 1

  • Authors: John Fisher
  • Editor: John S. Phillimore
  • Publisher: Manresa Press
  • Publication Date: 1914
  • Pages: 150

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King David is one of the most important figures in the Old Testament, but the biblical writers never glossed over his faults—and neither did he. The penitential psalms contain his heartfelt confessions and demonstrate his reliance on the mercy of a loving God. This classic exposition by sixteenth-century Catholic bishop John Fisher examines those psalms verse-by-verse, focusing on the ways David’s repentance can be a model for our own. Volume one analyzes the first four penitential psalms: Psalms 6, 32, 38, and 51.

John Fisher (1469–1535) was a bishop and theologian in the Catholic Church. An ardent defender of papal primacy in the midst of the English Reformation, Fisher was executed by Henry VII for not accepting the king as the head of the Church of England. He is the author of many books and treatises, including The Ways to Perfect Religion and A Spiritual Consolation.

John S. Phillimore was an editor and translator of historical works including P. Papini Stati Silvae.

Commentary on the Seven Penitential Psalms, vol. 2

  • Author: John Fisher
  • Editor: John S. Phillimore
  • Publisher: Manresa Press
  • Publication Date: 1914
  • Pages: 132

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King David is one of the most important figures in the Old Testament, but the biblical writers never glossed over his faults—and neither did he. The penitential psalms contain his heartfelt confessions and demonstrate his reliance on the mercy of a loving God. This classic exposition by sixteenth century Catholic bishop John Fisher examines those psalms verse-by-verse, focusing on the ways David’s repentance can be a model for our own. Volume two analyzes the final three penitential psalms: Psalms 102, 130, and 143.

John Fisher (1469–1535) was a bishop and theologian in the Catholic Church. An ardent defender of papal primacy in the midst of the English Reformation, Fisher was executed by Henry VII for not accepting the king as the head of the Church of England. He is the author of many books and treatises, including The Ways to Perfect Religion and A Spiritual Consolation.

John S. Phillimore was an editor and translator of historical works including P. Papini Stati Silvae.

Doeg, the Edomite: A Lecture on the Fifty-Second Psalm

  • Author: Albert Barnes
  • Publisher: Henry B. Ashmead
  • Publication Date: 1861
  • Pages: 51

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When Presbyterian pastor and renowned biblical commentator Albert Barnes preached on Psalm 52—an imprecatory psalm—his sermon incited a small scandal in his congregation. To address the concerns of church members, Barnes printed the manuscript of his sermon. His exposition serves as a powerful case study of a pastoral treatment of a difficult passage.

Albert Barnes (1798–1870) was a Presbyterian pastor, theologian, and commentator. His Notes on the Old and New Testaments is one of the most widely-read and esteemed commentaries of the nineteenth century.

Hebrew Lyrical History: Select Psalms Arranged in the Order of the Events to Which They Relate

  • Author: Thomas Bulfinch
  • Publisher: Crosby, Nichols, and Company
  • Publication Date: 1853
  • Pages: 272

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Thomas Bullfinch is best known for his Mythology: a definitive collection of myths and fables. His chronological rearrangement of the psalms is characterized by the same scholarly acumen that made Mythology an instant classic. Featuring notes and commentary by Bullfinch, Hebrew Lyrical Poetry provides a literary appreciation of the Psalms as masterpieces of ancient poetry.

Thomas Bulfinch (1796–1867) was a renowned writer and historian, celebrated for his contributions to the study of mythology and fables. He was the author of The Age of Fables, or Stories of Gods and Heroes, The Age of Chivalry, or Legends of King Arthur, and Legends of Charlemagne, or Romance of the Middle Ages, which were later collected into his definitive Mythology.

Historical Outline of the Book of Psalms

  • Author: John Mason Good
  • Publisher: W.H. Dalton
  • Publication Date: 1842
  • Pages: 367

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Uncover the history behind the psalms. This analysis by John Mason Good arranges the psalms in chronological order, piecing together historical narratives from the life of David and examining how they informed the psalms he wrote.

John Mason Good (1764–1827) received his MD from Marischal College, University of Aberdeen, and was a practicing surgeon as well as a writer. He was versed in Hebrew, Persian, and Arabic, and wrote extensively on medical, classical, and theological matters. He is the author of Song of Songs, or, Sacred Idyls.

A Key to the Book of Psalms

  • Author: John Hillock
  • Publisher: Simpkin and Marshall
  • Publication Date: 1833
  • Pages: 79

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Study the Hebrew vocabulary of the Psalms. This easy-to-use lexcion includes every Hebrew word in the Psalms and their English meaning.

John Hillock was a nineteenth-century biblical scholar specializing in the Old Testament and biblical Hebrew.

A Mirror of the Soul: Short Studies in the Psalter

  • Author: John Vaughan
  • Publisher: Charles Scribner’s sons
  • Publication Date: 1913
  • Pages: 157

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Overview the major themes, genres, and uses of the Psalms with this engaging study. Intended for pastors, Sunday school teachers, and anyone interested in using the Psalms for personal devotion, this concise study includes chapters on communion with God, meditation, and the Psalter’s relationship with the Sermon on the Mount.

John Vaughan (1855–1922) was an Anglican priest and canon of Winchester. In addition to his commentaries and studies on Scripture, he wrote Mediaeval Chantries of Winchester and The Wild-Flowers of Seborne and Other Papers.

Psalm-Mosaics: A Biographical and Historical Commentary on the Psalms

  • Author: Alfred Saunders Dyer
  • Publisher: Thomas Whittaker
  • Publication Date: 1895
  • Pages: 608

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Glean insights on the Psalms with some of history’s greatest theological minds, including Athanasius, Charles Spurgeon, and George Whitefield. Intended primarily for devotional use, this collection of quotes works systematically through every heading and verse of the psalms.

Alfred Saunders Dyer was a nineteenth-century pastor and author. He is the author of A Hero from the Forge: A Biographical Sketch of Elihu Burritt and C.H. Spurgeon, the Great Metropolitan Preacher.

Psalms, A New Version with Short Notes

  • Author: William Kelly
  • Publisher: T. Weston
  • Publication Date: 1904
  • Pages: 255

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This translation of the Psalms closely follows the literal meaning of the original Hebrew. Intended primarily for private study rather than public reading, it includes short notes on each psalm by translator William Kelly.

William Kelly (1823–1906) was educated at Trinity College in Dublin. He was highly involved with the Plymouth Brethren, and he served as editor for The Collected Writings of John Nelson Darby. His other works include Salvation by Grace: An Address on Luke XXIII, 39–43, Lectures Introductory to the Study of the Epistles of Paul the Apostle, and Lectures on the Epistle of Paul, the Apostle, to the Ephesians, with a New Translation.

Some Notes on the Book of Psalms

  • Author: John Adam Cross
  • Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1884
  • Pages: 64

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This introduction to the Psalter surveys the nature of Hebrew poetry, the historical context of the Psalms, and the history of their translation and use. It includes discussions of difficult issues such as the apparent “unforgiving spirit” of some psalmists and the imprecatory psalms.

John Adam Cross was a nineteenth-century biblical scholar. He is the author of Introductory Hints to English Readers of the Old Testament.

Sing Ye to the Lord: Expositions of Fifty Psalms

  • Author: Robert Eaton
  • Publisher: Catholic Truth Society
  • Publication Date: 1912
  • Pages: 344

This commentary by Catholic priest Robert Eaton focuses on spiritual devotion. It provides historical context, notes on grammar and poetic structure, and practical application drawn from fifty select psalms.

Robert Eaton (1865–1962) was a Catholic priest and writer. He was a member of the Birmingham Oratory in London and is the author of The Gospel According to St. Luke.

Sermons from the Psalms

  • Author: Clovis Chappell
  • Publisher: Cokesbury Press
  • Publication Date: 1931
  • Pages: 215

Methodist minister Clovis Chappell was famous for his optimistic sermons that focused on the needs of his hearers. This collection of sermons on the Psalms is characterized by the same engaging style that made him a beloved preacher for more than 40 years.

Clovis Chappell (1882–1972) was a United Methodist minister and popular preacher. He was the author of more than 35 books including Sermons from Revelation, Annointed to Preach, and Sermons on the Lord’s Prayer.

A Study of Psalm 72

  • Author: Ronald Murphy
  • Publisher: Catholic University of America
  • Publication Date: 1948
  • Pages: 144

This classic study from Catholic theologian Ronald Murphy examines Psalm 72 in detail. Murphy analyzes poetic structure, comments on grammatical issues, and explores the messianic implications of the psalm.

The Book of Psalms in an English Metrical Version

  • Author: Richard Mant
  • Publisher: Oxford
  • Publication Date: 1824
  • Pages: 541

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Singing the psalms has been a tradition for thousands of years, but setting the words of the psalter to Western musical styles is challenging. This practical resource by Richard Mant answers that challenge by rendering the Psalms in English verse. By paying close attention to the text of the King James Version and comparing it to the Hebrew original, Mant produced a psalter that follows conventional rhyme and meters of Western poetry while staying faithful to the intent of the original writers.

Richard Mant (1776–1848) was educated at Winchester College and Trinity College, Oxford. His works include An Appeal to the Gospel, History of the Church of Ireland, and Ancient Hymns from the Roman Breviary.

The Book of Psalms, a New Translation, with Notes

  • Author: John Mason Good
  • Publisher: Seeleys
  • Publication Date: 1854
  • Pages: 563

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This detailed commentary represents the culmination of scholar John Mason Good’s life’s work. Including notes on Hebrew grammar and vocabulary, Good’s exegesis draws out the historical and theological significance of each psalm while applying spiritual principles to readers’ lives.

John Mason Good (1764–1827) received his MD from Marischal College and was a practicing surgeon as well as a writer. He was versed in Hebrew, Persian, and Arabic, and wrote extensively on medical, classical, and theological matters. He is the author of Song of Songs, or, Sacred Idyls.

The Century Bible: The Psalms I–LXXII

  • Author: W.T. Davison
  • Publisher: T.C. & E.C. Jack
  • Publication Date: 1904
  • Pages: 384

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This commentary on the Psalms provides historical and literary context and brief exegetical notes on the text. Each passage includes a survey of conservative and progressive interpretations and provides the tools readers need to come to their own conclusions—rather than providing pat answers. This volume includes notes on Psalms 1–72.

W.T. Davison was a twentieth-century Bible scholar and theologian. He is the author of The Praises of Israel and The Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament.

The Century Bible: The Psalms LXXIII–CL

  • Author: W.T. Davison
  • Publisher: T.C. & E.C. Jack
  • Publication Date: 1906
  • Pages: 396

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This commentary on the Psalms provides historical and literary context and brief exegetical notes on the text. Each passage includes a survey of conservative and progressive interpretations and provides the tools readers need to come to their own conclusions—rather than providing pat answers. This volume includes notes on Psalms 73–150.

W.T. Davison was a twentieth-century Bible scholar and theologian. He is the author of The Praises of Israel and The Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament.

The Theology of Psalm VIII

  • Author: Louis Conrad
  • Publisher: Catholic University of America
  • Publication Date: 1946
  • Pages: 202

This study by Catholic scholar Louis Conrad reconstructs the theological presuppositions undergirding Psalm 8. Special attention is given to the messianic nature of the psalm and its use in the New Testament.

Louis Conrad was a twentieth-century Catholic theologian. He received his doctorate from the Catholic University of America in 1944.

The Psalms: A New Translation with Introductory Essay and Notes

  • Author: John de Witt
  • Publisher: Anson D.F. Randolph & Company
  • Publication Date: 1891
  • Pages: 376

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Princeton scholar John de Witt’s translation and commentary of the Psalms includes in-depth treatment of each psalm, as well as insights into the structure and message of the book as a whole. Each psalm includes an introduction with notes on authorship, structure, and historic occasion, followed by de Witt’s translation and detailed notes on the Hebrew text.

John de Witt (1842–1923) was an American Presbyterian theogian and biblical scholar. He taught at Lane Theological Seminary, Hanover College, and Princeton Theological Seminary. He wrote numerous articles for theological journals including Presbyterian and Reformed Review, Presbyterian Quarterly, and Princeton Theological Review.

The Psalms, with an Exposition

  • Author: William Wilson
  • Publisher: J. Nisbet
  • Publication Date: 1859
  • Pages: 400

This commentary by Anglican priest and scholar William Wilson includes notes on the authorship, historical occasion, message, and structure of the Psalms.

William Wilson (1783–1873) was an Anglican priest and theologian. A renowned Hebrew scholar, he is the author of Wilson’s Old Testament Word Studies, The Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England and Old Testament Word Studies.

The Psalms Translated from the Hebrew with Notes Chiefly Critical and Exegetical

  • Author: William Kay
  • Publisher: T. and G. Shrimpton
  • Publication Date: 1864
  • Pages: 365

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Originally written to supplement a Bengali version of the Psalms, this English translation by Anglican clergyman William Kay includes text-critical and exegetical notes. Kay pays close attention to the Psalms relationship to the rest of Scripture, cross-referencing other passages and noting variants in the Septuagint.

William Kay (1820–1886) was an Anglican clergyman and biblical scholar noted for conservative text criticism and commentaries on the books of Ezekiel and Isaiah. He is the author of Crisis Hupfeldiana, A Sermon on the Unity of the Church, and The Greek Text of St. Paul’s Epistles to the Corinthians, with an English Commentary.

The Psalms in Human Life

  • Author: Rowland E. Prothere
  • Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Company
  • Publication Date: 1905
  • Pages: 440

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The Psalms have influenced human thought, literature, and culture for thousands of years. This historical survey of their interpretation, usage, and significance stretches from the early church to the beginning of the twentieth century, underscoring their treatment by important figures such as Origen, Gregory the Great, Martin Luther, Benjamin Franklin, and William Wilberforce.

Rowland E. Prothere was an Anglican priest and scholar. He was fellow of All Soul’s Oxford and is the editor of Prothero’s Sermons before the Queen.

The Longer Commentary of R. David Kimhi on the First Book of the Psalms

  • Author: David Kimhi
  • Translator: R.G. Finch
  • Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
  • Publication Date: 1919
  • Pages: 168

Medieval rabbi David Kimhi has influenced generations of biblical interpreters. His translation and commentary on the Psalms possesses the same emphasis on clarity and strict, literal interpretation that has made him a respected scholar by Jews and Christians alike.

David Kimhi (1160–1235) was a rabbi and Old Testament scholar who has influenced Jewish and Christian biblical interpretation. He is the author of the Hebrew dictionary Sefer Hashorashim and commentaries on the books of Genesis and Chronicles.

R.G. Finch was a translator and scholar of numerous ancient works, including The Saga of the Volsungs.

Studies in the Psalms

  • Author: Edyth Armstrong Hoyt
  • Publisher: Associate Authors
  • Publication Date: 1952
  • Pages: 233

This commentary and historical survey analyzes each psalm in chronological order, beginning with those composed in Moses’ lifetime, and covering major periods in the history of Israel including the era of the Judges, temple worship, and the wisdom period.

Edyth Armstrong Hoyt (1888–1965) was a Bible lecturer and writer. She is the author of Studies in the Apocalypse of John of Patmos, Studies in the Bible for the Modern Reader, and When Spring Comes Home—to Europe and the Middle East.

The Psalter: A Witness to the Divine Origin of the Bible

  • Author: Talbot W. Chambers
  • Publisher: Anson D.F. Randolph & Company
  • Publication Date: 1876
  • Pages: 216

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Commissioned by the Reformed Dutch Church, these lectures by Talbot W. Chambers argues for the reliability of Scripture and the truth of Christian doctrine by analyzing the Psalms. Chambers focuses on passages that teach the doctrines of God, man, eschatology, and ethics.

Talbot W. Chambers (1819—1896) was a Dutch Reformed pastor and biblical scholar. He is the author of The New York City Noon Prayer Meeting, The Bible Gallery, and The Book of Zechariah.

The Shepherd Psalm and Looking Beyond

  • Author: William Evans
  • Publisher: Moody Press
  • Publication Date: 1921
  • Pages: 128

In this study, Presbyterian minister William Evans examines Psalm 23 and related passages.

William Evans (d. 1720) was a Welsh Presbyterian minister credited with founding the Welsh Academy. He is the author of The Principles of the Christian Religion and How to Prepare Sermons and Gospel Addresses.

Commentary on the Psalms: Psalms 1–50

  • Author: E. Sylvester Berry
  • Publisher: Benziger Brothers
  • Publication Date: 1915
  • Pages: 387

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Convinced that technical commentaries create barriers for those unfamiliar with Hebrew, Catholic scholar E. Sylvester Berry wrote this practical, application-rich analysis of the Psalms, based on the text of the Latin vulgate.

E. Sylvester Berry (1879–1954) was a Catholic priest and biblical commentator. He is the author of The Apocalypse of St. John and The Church of Christ: An Apologetic and Dogmatic Treatise.