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Psalms 101–150, Revised Edition (Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 21 | WBC)

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Get a fresh understanding of the last 50 Psalms, as well as a deeper appreciation of their impact, in their original setting and in their history of interpretation throughout church history. Survey current research into these psalms, and review a fresh translation and textual notes.

The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.

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“For the election of Israel, B. E. Shafer (ZAW 89 [1977] 20–30) compared Ps 47; Deut 4:32–40, 7:6–8, 10:12–11:17 and drew attention to a recurring semantic field, in this case סגלה, ‘special possession’; נחלה, ‘heritage’ (v 12); and the patriarchal motif יעקב, ‘Jacob.’ For סגלה, ‘special possession,’ it is significant that in an Ugaritic text a vassal king is called the sglt of his overlord, while in an Akkadian text found at Alalakh a king is described as the sikiltum of the goddess he worships (TLOT, 791). The term thus has overtones of both alliance and worship in its ancient Near Eastern setting.” (Page 290)

“While for the modern reader ‘depths’ (מעמקים) suggests despair, in its cultural setting the term evokes the sea of troubles in which the speaker is engulfed, a deathlike situation of separation from the living God.” (Page 255)

“Yet the psalmist dares to bring a reminder that God desires not the death of a sinner but restoration to life (cf. Ezek 18:32; 33:11)—to God’s greater glory. Forgiveness increases the sinner’s reverent awe of and trust in Yahweh.” (Page 256)

“Accordingly, Ps 119 may best be described as a medley of praise, prayer, and Torah wisdom features, with the last element as an ever-present aura.” (Page 181)

“‘The forgiveness of God … is not an end in itself, but makes possible that glorification of God that is the primary end of all human life’ (Miller, Int 33 [1975] 180). The sinning believer’s obligation is thereby increased, and greater obedience and trust are the result. Such is God’s better way.” (Page 256)

  • Title: Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 21: Psalms 101–150, Revised
  • Author: Leslie C. Allen
  • Series: Word Biblical Commentary
  • Volume: 21
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Print Publication Date: 2002
  • Logos Release Date: 2002
  • Pages: 450
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible › Commentaries--Collected works; Bible. O.T. Psalms › Commentaries
  • ISBNs: 9781418503680, 1418503681
  • Resource ID: LLS:29.24.4
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-28T20:01:57Z

Leslie Allen joined the School of Theology in 1983 as professor of Old Testament and served in that capacity until 2004. He is now senior professor of Old Testament. Commentaries Allen has written include Jeremiah in the Old Testament Library, Psalms and Ezekiel in the Word Biblical Commentary, and Chronicles in The New Interpreter’s Bible. Additionally he has been published in various books and scholarly journals including the Harvard Theological Review and the Journal of Theological Studies. In addition to mentoring PhD students, Allen teaches courses on the Hebrew Prophets, Writings, Psalms, and Lamentations. He is involved in associations in both the U.K. and the U.S. including the Society for Old Testament Study, Tyndale Fellowship, the Institute for Biblical Research, and the Society of Biblical Literature. He was also the recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities Travel to Collections Grant in 1988.


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