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PAPERBACK; Published: 4/22/2008
ISBN: 978-0-8028-2706-7
502 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6.25 x 9.25

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Series: The Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary (THOTC)

Geoffrey Grogan here tackles the growing field of Psalms research and presents an accessible theological treatment of the Psalter. He begins by surveying and evaluating the main scholarly approaches to Psalms and then provides exegesis of all the psalms, emphasizing their distinctive messages.

Grogan follows with a full discussion of the Psalter's theological themes, highlighting the implications of its fivefold arrangement. He considers the massive contribution of the Psalter to biblical theology, including the way the psalms were used and interpreted by Jesus and the New Testament writers. The volume closes with an analysis of the contemporary relevance of the Psalms and a step-by-step guide to preparing a Psalms sermon, based on Psalm 8.
REVIEWS
J. Alec Motyer
— author of The Prophecy of Isaiah
"Here is a work as theological as the Psalms deserve, and as devotionally warm as they demand. This commentary is precisely what we would expect from Geoffrey Grogan — magnificently researched, written with an easy grace that carries the reader along, seminal where brevity is required. It is a delight to be in the company of one who loves the Psalms as richly as he knows them, whose spirituality runs as deep as his scholarship, and whose solid independence of judgment makes him a reliable guide through the huge literature and diverse theories that the Psalms have attracted."
Leslie C. Allen
— Fuller Theological Seminary
"Geoffrey Grogan whetted readers' appetites with his earlier work on the theology of the Psalms. A proven exegete and theologian, he now brings this double gift to the text. He also provides an introduction to the Psalms as ancient literature. In keeping with the Two Horizons series, he presents the theology of the Psalter and evaluates it in terms of the Bible and Christian doctrine."
Ted Herbert
— International Christian College, Glasgow
"Grogan's wide writing interests spanning the Old and New Testaments and theology, combined with his warm personal faith, clear writing style, and decades of living with the Psalms, have resulted in this well-informed, insightful, and useful theologically focused commentary."
Review of Biblical Literature
"This new commentary on the book of Psalms is remarkable. . . . I recommend Grogan's book."
Theology Today
"A succinct and helpful treatment of each psalm."
Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
"There is much to be gained from this commentary."

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