This newest contribution to the acclaimed Hermeneia series provides in-depth analysis of Psalms 51–100. It is volume 2 of a three-volume work; volume 3 (Psalms 101–150) will come next, followed by volume 1 (Psalms 1–50), which will include the comprehensive introduction.
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“Psalm 73 is at the same time confession, reflection, prayer, instruction, narrative, and proclamation.” (Pages 223–224)
“The functional word אך, ‘truly/indeed,’ which appears three times (vv. 1*, 13*, 18*) divides the psalm into three sections distinguished from one another thematically and in terms of their textual process: vv. 1–12* reflect on the genesis and dimensions of the crisis, vv. 13–17* report on the attempts of the ‘I’ to find one’s own way out of this crisis, and vv. 18–28* tell of the way the crisis is overcome, a way opened for the ‘I’ by his God.” (Page 226)
“The doubt regarding the good and just God in light of the happiness of the wicked and the unhappiness of the good,” (Page 225)
“attempts to derive ‘some sense’ from this contradiction through intensive reflection” (Page 225)
“an ‘I’ tells of a severe life–crisis, or rather God–crisis, and his way out of it” (Pages 223–224)
Without doubt, this commentary should be one of the first choices among commentaries on the Psalms for every scholar involved in research in the field. Its methodology is clear, honest, and logical; the material presented is rich; and the structure is effective so that even without a detailed set of indices, readers will find their way to whatever psalm and its background they are searching for.
—Thomas J. Kraus, The Review of Biblical Literature
Frank Lothar Hossfeld is professor of Old Testament at the University of Bonn, Germany. He is the author of Der Dekalog and Untersuchungen zu Komposition und Theologie des Ezechielbuches.
Erich Zenger is professor of Old Testament at the University of Münster, Germany. He is the author of numerous works, including To Begin with, God Created and A God of Vengeance.