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The Psalms; with Notes, Critical, Explanatory, and Practical
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The Psalms; with Notes, Critical, Explanatory, and Practical


D. Appleton and Company 1879

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The book of Job takes a prominent place in the study of the Old Testament. It is one of the oldest books in the Bible. It reveals a great deal about the surrounding peoples and cultures. It contains stirring poetry which speaks to a wide range of human experiences and emotions.

Henry Cowles’ commentary on the Psalms explains the language and poetic purpose, as well as the special history of many of the individual Psalms. He discusses exegetical matters, such as authorship, dating, and original use. Although his commentary is designed for English readers, he also describes many of the poetic nuances of the original language.

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Key Features

  • Explains the language and poetic purpose of the Psalms
  • Explore’s the authorship, date, and original use of the Psalms
  • Links all Scripture passages to the Bibles in your library

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About Henry Cowles

Henry Cowles was a professor at Oberlin College. He served as professor of languages from 1835 to 1837, professor of ecclesiastical history and pastoral theology from 1837 to 1840, professor of Old Testament literature from 1840 to 1848, and a lecturer on prophecy and biblical introduction from 1869 to 1878. He also served as editor of the Oberlin Evangelist from 1844 to 1862, where he promoted the efforts of the college and helped spread its theological ideals. While at Oberlin, Cowles advocated for African Americans during the decades preceding the Civil War, and promoted racial equality not only in academic settings, but also in his publications.

In 1863, at the age of 60, Cowles began writing his commentary on the Bible, and worked on the project nearly every day for 17 years. He also spoke and wrote widely on prophecy, biblical interpretation, and the practical application of the Bible for ordinary readers. He died in 1881.