The Book of Psalms
DeClaisse-Walford, Jacobson, and Tanner offer a succinct introduction to the Psalter, a new translation of all the psalms that takes special account of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and individual entries on each psalm unit. Throughout the book they draw on state-of-the-art research on the canonical shape and shaping of the Psalter and evidence a nuanced attention to the poetic nature of the psalms.
Review of Biblical Literature
"Among the most useful single-volume commentaries on this particular compendious book of the Bible. . . . A fine achievement that will provide a welcome resource to those engaged in teaching and studying the Psalms."
Horizons in Biblical Theology
"A valuable resource for all who have responsibility for interpreting the psalms in preaching or teaching. What's more, for any who have an interest in the biblical psalms this volume will provide a rich and suggestive guide to greater understanding and devotion."
"A treasure trove of research and study presented in a clear and concise manner. . . . Well written, accessible, and offers the reader an excellent, comprehensive treatment of the Psalter."
— Fuller Theological Seminary
"How excellent that these three scholars have written this commentary! How admirable that they have managed to cover so much ground and deal with so many detailed points concerning text and language, all within the confines of one volume!"
W. H. Bellinger Jr.
— Baylor University
"Nancy deClaissé-Walford, Rolf Jacobson, and Beth Tanner have given us all a considerable gift in this fresh reading of the book of Psalms. . . . Their new translation of the psalms and the attached notes as well as attention to recent scholarship provide a treasure trove of insights. Ministers, students, and scholars alike will be warmly repaid by time spent with this volume."
Patrick D. Miller
— Princeton Theological Seminary
"From careful text-critical and philological analysis to thoughtful theological and pastoral reflections, the authors have created a most useful commentary on the Psalms. While valuable to scholars, these interpretations will be especially helpful to pastors in their teaching and preaching ministry. The multiple authorial voices further enhance the interpretive richness of the volume."
— Marburg University
"Excellent. . . . A very valuable exposition of the Psalter for students, teachers, pastors, and all people interested in the biblical psalms."
J. Clinton McCann Jr.
Eden Theological Seminary
"DeClaissé-Walford, Jacobson, and Tanner represent the best and the brightest of a new generation of Psalms scholars. . . . Their creative collaboration has produced a very impressive volume that will certainly be both a scholarly standard and a wonderful resource for leaders in the faith communities that treasure the Psalms as Scripture."
Word & World
"The commentary will be very helpful to students, scholars, and especially pastors. It contains a trove of valuable insights that bring the Psalms into conversation with the modern reader and with the life and worship of the church."