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Awake O Harp: A Devotional Commentary on the Psalms

, 2011
ISBN: 9781934952177


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The book of Psalms is by far the longest book in the Bible and is Old Testament source most cited in the New Testament. With the goal of seeing Jesus throughout this important book of praise, poetry, and prophecy, William Varner’s Awake O Harp: A Devotional Commentary on the Psalms provides a thoughtful devotional for all 150 psalms. Varner’s commentary is both scholarly and practical. Each devotional includes the full biblical text and offers up commentary designed to further your understanding of the text, as well as foster biblical praise, worship, and prayer. This edition includes a helpful introductory discussion of the genre and purpose of the psalms and a table of prophecies in the psalms and their New Testament fulfillment.

In the Logos edition, Varner’s devotional commentary is enhanced with helpful digital functionality. Perform word studies on interesting words that make it easy to begin unearthing the original Hebrew poetry. Timelines help place each psalm in its historical context, from the praise of Moses in the desert to the peace and prosperity of Solomon’s united kingdom. Study with your community and leave comments on the go with Faithlife and free tablet and mobile apps. With Logos, the best tools and biggest library are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

  • Provides devotional commentary for all 150 psalms
  • Places the full biblical text alongside each devotional
  • Includes an introduction to the genre and purpose of the psalms and a table of prophecies with their New Testament fulfilment
Awake O Harp is filled with insights and inspiration that will fuel your love for the Hebrew psalter, fill your heart with praise, open your mind to the richness of revealed truth, and enliven your own worship.

John MacArthur, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, CA

Awake, O Harp displays the skills of Dr. Will Varner as both a scholar of the Word and a shepherd of the soul. His pastoral heart and his professorial head combine to produce an edifying and enlightening feast on the Psalms.

—William L. Krewson, PhD chair, undergraduate programs in Bible & ministry, Philadelphia Biblical University.

Dr. William Varner has provided us with a rich and encouraging study of the psalter, focusing on its potential devotional impact. He combines his clear writing with his thorough knowledge of the message of the Old Testament and New Testament, his passion to recognize the messiah in the Old Testament, and his great appreciation for the biblical psalms. Awake, O Harp offers us a great companion to our reading of the psalter, encouraging us to read, pray, sing and meditate on these powerful passages.

Michael A. Grisanti, professor of Old Testament, The Master’s Seminary

  • Title: Awake O Harp: A Devotional Commentary on the Psalms
  • Author: William Varner
  • Publisher: Kress Biblical Resources
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 403
William Varner

Dr. William Varner is Professor of Bible and Greek at The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, California. After earning degrees from Bob Jones University and the Biblical Theological Seminary, he served as a pastor in Pennsylvania for seven years, during which time he earned another master’s degree and took his first trip to Israel—an experience that would leave an indelible mark on his ministry. While serving for 17 years with The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry in New Jersey, he earned a third master’s degree (in Jewish Studies at Dropsie College, now the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania) and a doctorate (at Temple University in Philadelphia).

Besides teaching Bible exposition courses and Greek Exegesis at The Master’s College, Dr. Varner is Director of IBEX, the college’s overseas campus in Israel, and has led 46 study trips to Israel. He has also pastored the Sojourners fellowship in Grace Community Church for 16 years.

Dr. Varner is the author of several books, including The Chariot of Israel: Exploits of the Prophet of ElijahAwake O Harp: A Devotional Commentary on the Psalms, and The Letter of James. He has also written over 100 articles appearing in academic journals and popular magazines.  He loves participating in Civil War reenactments, reading the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien and Daniel Silva, and traveling overseas with his wife Helen.



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  2. Matt DeVore

    Matt DeVore


    The Bible text is not included in the Logos version as it is in the print version. This diminishes from the flow of the book.

  3. Jeremiah Seidman
    Great Resource!

  4. W Russell Lyle III
  5. Bill Shewmaker


Digital list price: $18.99
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