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The Psalms as Christian Praise: A Historical Commentary

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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.

Resource Experts
  • Explores Psalms of praise in Book IV (Psalms 90-106)
  • Summarizes the theological message of each Psalm
  • Includes the authors’ translations
  • The Psalms as Christian Praise
  • Psalm 90: The Voice of Chastened Wisdom
  • Psalm 91: The Messiah’s Invulnerability and Invincibility
  • Psalm 92:You Are on High Forever, I AM!
  • Psalm 93: I AM’s Throne and the Earth Stand Firm
  • Psalm 95: Venite
  • Psalm 96: The King Comes to Establish Justice
  • Psalm 97: His Chariots of Wrath the Deep Thunderclouds Form
  • Psalm 98: A Divine Warrior Victory Song
  • Psalm 100: Jubilate Deo
  • Psalm 103: Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven
  • Psalm 104: A Very Great God

Top Highlights

“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)

“He widens the circle of praise from himself (vv. 1–5) to Israel (6–19) to everything (20–22), forming three stanzas” (Page 271)

  • Title: The Psalms as Christian Praise: A Historical Commentary
  • Authors: Bruce K. Waltke, James M. Houston
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Print Publication Date: 2019
  • Logos Release Date: 2019
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. O.T. Psalms › Commentaries; Praise › Biblical teaching; Bible. O.T. Psalms › Criticism, interpretation, etc
  • ISBNs: 9780802877024, 0802877028
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T02:28:53Z

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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.


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  1. Mattillo



    Please bundle this with the other volumes


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