Two respected scholars explore the heart of the Psalms.
Following in the style of their companion volumes, The Psalms as Christian Worship and The Psalms as Christian Lament, Bruce Waltke and James Houston now explore the depths of Christian praise. Each volume uniquely blends verse-by-verse commentary with a history of Psalms interpretation in the church from the time of the apostles to the present.
Since praise is the essence of the book of Psalms, Waltke and Houston have narrowed the focus to Book IV of the Psalter (Psalms 90-106), which magnify God and proclaim him king. To give voice to the psalmist, the authors (carefully) translate and explain each psalm and summarize its theological message. This is followed by listening to the voice of godly churchmen whose comments have stood the test of time. The Psalms as Christian Praise is ideal for anyone seeking to better understand the praise of Israel as found in the Psalms and how Christians also use these Psalms in worship.
“Another danger of the battlefield is the plague. Probably bubonic plague is in” (Page 77)
“His use of ‘I AM’ for himself makes him the object of praise in the Psalms for Christians” (Page xi)
“Our dignity as human creatures is to glorify God.’” (Page 7)
“I WILL BE WHO I WILL BE,’ signifying anticipation—the progressive revelation of himself, not a description of his being” (Page 2)
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Bruce K. Waltke is professor emeritus of biblical studies at Regent College, Vancouver, and distinguished professor emeritus of Old Testament at Knox Theological Seminary, Fort Lauderdale.
James Houston is professor emeritus of spiritual theology at Regent College, Vancouver.