The words of the Psalmists have provided encouragement, comfort, and inspiration to Christians for thousands of years. From laments, to joyful songs, to words of praise, this Old Testament literature is as relatable today as it was when the words were originally penned. Classic Commentaries and Studies on Psalms brings together historical background, literary analysis, outlines, study guides, studies on the original Hebrew text, and practical application from dozens of well-loved theologians. Including the writings of Georg Heinrich Ewald, Moses Buttenwieser, James G. Murphy, J. J. Stewart Perowne, and many more, these volumes provide a fantastic backdrop for the understanding of the Psalms.
Laity, students, professors, ministers, and teachers will all benefit from the biblical wisdom and knowledge contained in these thirty-five volumes on the Psalms. A well-rounded collection containing the analysis of individual psalms as well as more holistic studies of the book, these resources contain valuable insight into the Psalms and the Old Testament biblical figures who first penned them. And now, in the Logos edition, the collection is more accessible than ever before. The commentaries can be linked with your favorite Bible translations, Scriptures are easily referenced, and original language studies can be performed with the click of a mouse.
In this volume, Joseph Addison Alexander gives a brief history and outline of each of the 150 Psalms in the Bible, including commentary and Scriptural cross-references. A thorough study of the Psalms, it provides a great overview to this much-loved Old Testament book of the Bible.
Joseph Addison Alexander (1809-1860) was a professor of theology at Princeton, as well as a biblical scholar, author, and Presbyterian minister.
The Book of Praises begins with nearly sixty pages of detailed historical background to psalmodic poetry, as well as an in-depth discussion of the structure of the book of Psalms. William Henry Alexander's commentary on the Psalms contains original language word studies, historical facts, and a wealth of biblical insight.
William Henry Alexander was a nineteenth century author, Hebrew and Greek scholar, and theologian.
This helpful commentary thoroughly dissects each Psalm, pointing out prophetic references, historical facts, and scriptural cross-references. Spending several pages on each, Bonar also references the original Hebrew text and analyzes the literary style of the Psalms.
Andrew Bonar (1810-1892) was a Scottish minister, theologian, and author. A man of devout faith, Bonar was quoted as having said "It was in the year 1830 that I found the Savior, or rather, that He found me and laid me on His shoulders rejoicing, and I have never parted company with Him all these sixty-two years."
Looking at Psalm 119—the longest Psalm in the Bible—under a microscopic lens, Charles Bridges takes the time to explain each verse and how it fits into the Bible. Rich with biblical knowledge and cross-references, this picture of Psalm 119 is a thoroughly researched compendium.
Charles Bridges (1794-1869) was an English preacher and biblical scholar, and is perhaps best-known for his theological writings.
Moses Buttenwieser, well-loved author and Bible scholar, presents a unique commentary on the book of Psalms. Believing the Psalms to be a mirror of the spiritual growth of Israel, he wrote The Psalms as a chronologically ordered compendium, so as to chart that growth. Buttenwieser discusses each Psalm thoroughly in the nearly one thousand pages that make up this uniquely ordered resource.
Moses Buttenwieser, born in 1862 in Germany, was Professor of Exegesis at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. He also wrote The Prophets of Israel. He died in 1939.
H. N. Champney employs the method of referencing parallel illustrative passages from the Bible in his commentary, A Textual Commentary on the Book of Psalms. The idea behind this method of scriptural study is to use Scripture to study Scripture with, therefore staying as close to biblical truth as possible. A fascinating look at Psalms, this commentary shows how the Bible supports itself.
H. N. Champney was a nineteenth century Bible scholar and author of Index to Scripture Readings and Index to the Book of Common Prayer.
An eighty page introduction begins this first of Cheyne's two-volume commentary set on Psalms. Concentrating on the original Hebrew text, Cheyne's original language studies provide an excellent backdrop for his in-depth commentary on the much-loved Psalms.
Thomas Kelly Cheyne was a nineteenth century oriel professor of the interpretation of Holy Scripture and the Canon of Rochester.
Volume two of Cheyne's commentary on the Psalms continues in the same vein as his first volume, covering the remaining Psalms. Hebrew studies, extensive notes, and Scriptural cross-references abound in his well-informed writings.
This volume analyzes the "Songs of Degrees," as Samuel Cox calls Psalms 120-134. Also known by the titles "Songs of Ascents," or "the Pilgrim Psalms," these fifteen Psalms are a unique section of this Old Testament book. Cox places them in their historical context and scrutinizes the text of each Psalm, as well as the grouping as a whole.
Samuel Cox was a nineteenth century minister and theologian, and author of numerous books, including An Expositor's Note-book and A Day With Christ.
William deBurgh's compendium is a remarkable and detailed resource, perfect for a thorough study of the Psalms. With over 1,000 pages of commentary, the book contains notes and historical facts regarding each chapter of Psalms, and is a fantastic conglomeration of deBurgh's wealth of knowledge on the subject.
William deBurgh was a nineteenth century theologian, author, and biblical scholar.
Sandwiching Scripture between historical context and commentary, David Dickson gives an astute commentary of the Psalms. His lucid and detailed writings provide a fantastic backdrop for the understanding of the writings of the psalmists.
David Dickson was a seventeenth century Scottish professor, pastor, and theologian.
Concluding his two-volume commentary on the Psalms, Dickson continues to provide clear and meticulous observations on the subject. His knowledge and biblical wisdom, combined with his highly accessible writing style, make these two volumes a valuable asset to studies of the Psalms.
This volume heavily emphasizes the original Hebrew text, translating it into English and analyzing the way the Psalms fit together as a whole. All 150 Psalms are addressed in this manner, and through the original language study Dimock brings us to a clearer understanding of the original meaning of the text of the Psalmists.
Henry Dimock was the rector of St. Edmond the King, and St. Nicholas Acons, in London.
Studies in the Psalms is comprised of various studies of the theologian S. R. Driver. Sermons given at Christ Church Cathedral, as well as some published articles on the Psalms, are included in this volume. Together, they combine to give a practical picture of how to study and interpret this Old Testament book.
S. R. Driver (1846-1914), born in England, was a Hebrew scholar and professor, as well as a writer of numerous theological resources including commentaries on Genesis, Leviticus, Jeremiah, and Job.
German theologian Georg Heinrich Ewald penned a thorough two-volume exegesis on the book of Psalms, providing concise biblical erudition in this distinguished commentary. A scholar of Hebrew studies, Ewald frames his interpretation of the Psalms with his knowledge of the original language in which the book was penned. Meticulously examining the literary style of the songs, he provides thought-provoking insight and clarity to this Old Testament book.
Georg Heinrich Ewald was born in Germany, where he spent his life as a biblical scholar and later as a professor at the University of Gottingen. He devoted his life to Hebrew studies and wrote the much-loved Hebrew Grammar from which all subsequent Hebrew grammars have been based. Other well-known books of his include Commentary on the Prophets of the Old Testament (5 Vols.). Ewald died in 1875.
Ewald continues his commentary of the Psalms in volume two, also including a section on the book of Lamentations. Ending this set is a complete index to the Psalms, in the order that they appear in the commentary, as well as an appendix on the subject of the Psalms in relation to singing and music.
In Geddes' commentary, each of the 150 Psalms begins with a brief overview and title and ends with notes on that particular Psalm. This concise look at the Psalms digs into the original Hebrew text to assist with interpretation, and offers a wealth of insight in just 235 pages.
Alexander Geddes (1737-1802) was a Scottish theologian, biblical scholar, and author.
"The Psalms are an epitome of the Bible, adapted to the purposes of devotion. They treat occasionally of the creation and formation of the world; the dispensations of Providence, and the economy of grace; the transactions of the patriarchs; the exodus of the children of Israel; their journey through the wilderness, and settlement in Canaan; their law, priesthood, and ritual; the exploits of their great men, wrought through faith; their sins and captivities; their repentances and restorations; the sufferings and victories of David; the peaceful and happy reign of Solomon; the advent of Messiah, with its effects and consequences; his incarnation , birth, life, passion, death, resurrection, ascension, kingdom, and priesthood; the effusion of the Spirit; the conversion of the nations; the rejection of the Jews; the establishment, increase, and perpetuity of the Christian Church; the end of the world; the general judgment; the condemnation of the wicked, and the final triumph of the righteous with their Lord and King. These are the subjects here presented to our meditations." Expounding on each of the above-mentioned themes, Horne shows how the Psalms interact with each other, the Old Testament, and the Bible as a whole.
George Horne, Lord Bishop of Norwich, was born in 1730. A biblical scholar and author, he died in 1792.
A translation of the Psalms with critical notes and Hebrew word studies, Horsley's approach to the Psalms includes a wealth of footnotes and scriptural cross-references. Preceding the commentary is a helpful, two-page classification of the Psalms by subject, as well as a letter from Horsley's son, Heneage, who published the writings after his father's death. Horsley's insightful writings provide a great guide to the study of the Psalms.
Samuel Horsley(1733-1806) was Bishop of St. Asaph and the Dean of Westminster, as well as a noted biblical scholar and author.
The origins of this two-volume commentary set began with a series of four sermons that John Jebb preached on Psalm 32. Noticing the particular usage of the word "selah" in Psalm 32, Jebb began a study of the word throughout the entirety of the Psalms. This scrutinization of the text was the basis for the writing of over 700 pages of commentary on this Old Testament book, in which the first volume contains the full text with very minimal notes.
John Jebb was the Rector of Peterstow, in the diocese of Hereford, during the nineteenth century.
Volume two of Jebb's commentary on the Psalms dives into the details of the literary style, the question of the accuracy of sacred imagery, and sectioning of the Psalms using the word "selah." Meant to be read alongside volume one, it offers an intriguing and comprehensive interpretation of the Psalms.
The original intent of this two-volume resource was that A. C. Jennings would write commentary for the odd-numbered Psalms and W. H. Lowe would address the even-numbered. As Lowe became too busy to complete the endeavor, the resource became primarily the culmination of Jennings' writings, with just a few contributions interspersed by Lowe. This commentary on Psalms offers a thorough look at the stylistic nuances of Hebrew poetry, studies on the original Hebrew text, and the writings of the Psalms as they relate to the New Testament.
A. C. Jennings, a biblical scholar, writer, and professor of the nineteenth century, was also the vicar of Whittlesford.
W. H. Lowe was a nineteenth century minister and theologian, and was Hebrew Lecturer of Christ's College, Cambridge.
A continuation of volume one's commentary on the Psalms, volume two begins with Psalm 73. Jennings, with the assistance of Lowe, works his way through the rest of the Psalms, offering keen insight into this Old Testament literature, providing further studies on the original Hebrew text as well.
In The Psalms: Translated and Interpreted in the Light of Hebrew Life and Worship, the author groups the Psalms into subject categories, rather than chronologically detailing the theology of these songs. In addition, Leslie explains the usage of the Psalms in both Hebrew worship and what he titles "living worship," worship in our daily lives. This exegesis on the Psalms is full of scriptural cross-references, critical interpretation, and practical application.
Elmer A. Leslie was a biblical scholar and author.
James G. Murphy, professor and theologian, wrote A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Psalms in order to reach an audience of students, professors, and laity. He believed that the Psalms should be studied both individually and as a whole book, in order to comprehend the full theological impact of these writings. Infused with studies of the original Hebrew verbiage, this resource is a compact yet thorough study of the Psalms.
James G. Murphy was Professor of Hebrew at Belfast, and author of commentaries on a handful of books of the Old Testament, including Genesis, Exodus, and Leviticus.
The text of the book of Psalms is set between an informative overview of the historical context of these Old Testament writings and extensive notes on each Psalm. This brief commentary also touches upon the literary style in which the Psalms were written, leaving the reader with a greater understanding of the structure of the writings and how they fit into Old Testament literature.
George R. Noyes, nineteenth century theologian and writer, was also Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Dexter Lecturer at Harvard University.
The first of a two-volume commentary set on the book of Psalms, this volume thoroughly introduces them with over 100 pages of background history, theological information, and a charting of the usage of the Psalms throughout the Church. Psalms 1-72 are then analyzed in detail, with thorough notes.
J. J. Stewart Perowne was a nineteenth century theologian and the Dean of Peterborough.
Covering Psalms 73-150, volume two of Perowne's commentary on the Psalms also contains helpful indexes and appendixes, ending with a grammatical and critical index. Totaling more than 1,000 pages, the two-volume commentary set is a compilation of years of Perowne's studies on the subject. His biblical expertise and detailed writings shed light on the theology contained within these Old Testament songs.
The 150 Psalms of the Old Testament span a timeframe of 873 years, from oldest to newest—the newest of which was written nearly three thousand years ago. Despite the incredible time gap between the writings of these songs and our current day, they are still incredibly relevant to the contemporary life. Theologian William S. Plumer notes this in the introduction to Studies in the Book of Psalms, then penned over 1,000 pages of profound insight into this ancient Old Testament literature. His elucidations provide an excellent backdrop to the study of the Psalms.
William S. Plumer was a nineteenth century theologian and author. Some of his well-known resources include The Bible True, The Grace of Christ, and Words of Truth and Love.
The Lord Our Shepherd: An Exposition of the Twenty-Third Psalm journeys through Psalm 23, a psalm that has provided great comfort and encouragement to its readers for centuries. After a preliminary set of notes on the scope of it, John Stevenson unpacks the content of this Psalm in three sections: The Fold, The Banquet, and The Conclusion. Stevenson's words bring clarity and detail to this well-loved Psalm.
John Stevenson, nineteenth century theologian, was the curate of Cury and Gunwalloe, in Cornwall, and was the author of Christ on the Cross.
This volume, originally published in German, expounds on the tradition of the Psalter in the Church, as well as discussing the authors, doctrine, and form of the Psalms of the Old Testament. Framing the Psalms with historical context and stylistic discussions, Tholuck provides a fascinating glimpse into what is arguably one of the most beloved books of the Bible.
Augustus Tholuck (1799-1877) was a highly influential German theologian, professor, and author. Some of his best-known works include Geschichte des Rationalismus and Die Propheten und ihre Weissagungen.
This study lays out the historical context of the Psalms, as well as dividing them by author and time period. The poetical structure, classification of each psalm, and comparison of each author are included in this informative resource.
William Binnie, a nineteenth century biblical scholar, was a professor of church history at Free Church College in Aberdeen.
Addressing Psalm 18 and Isaiah 52-53, this volume is comprised of a series of lectures. Eight lectures on Psalms, followed with ten lectures on Isaiah, break down these small sections of Scripture, discussing in detail the historical context, outline of the Psalms, original Hebrew text, and cross-references. John Brown's work is an excellent resource for Old Testament studies.
John Brown was a Professor of Exegetical Theology to the United Presbyterian Church, and was the pastor of the United Presbyterian Congregation in Broughton Place, Edinburgh. He lived during the nineteenth century.
Comprised of eight lectures and several appendices, this study on the Psalms includes extensive notes at the end of each lecture, with information on the historical context and original language of the text. Cheyne's work is a helpful and informative overview of Psalms.
Comprised of twenty discourses, this unique volume discusses three Psalms that George Harpur felt belonged into the same classification. The three Psalms—2, 18, and 150—deal with themes of "rebellion, carnage, ruin, and desolation," as Harpur states, and are not often looked at as a grouping. His discourses on these Psalms were originally delivered in sermon format, and when converted to book form. These sermons were supplemented with additional notes by Harpur.
George Harpur was a theologian and the curate of Clifton and Harby.