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Baker Academic Psalms, 3 Volumes: Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms [BCOT]

A 3-volume masterful exegetical and theological exposition on the book of Psalms from one of today's leading Old Testament scholars.

John Goldingay's Psalms is a three-volume commentary which combines literary, historical, grammatical, and theological insights in an accessible manner.

Goldingay provides his own translation of each passage, followed by interpretive comments and discussion of the theological implications. Issues of authorship, provenance, development of the book, and more also receive attention and come together to make this one of the seminal works on the Psalms of this generation.

Pastors, seminary students, scholars, and Bible study leaders will enjoy this enriching three-volume commentary set.
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The author has a very low view of Sin

Date:January 28, 2013
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I've been teaching the Old Testament for years and was looking for a recent and thoroughly updated perspective on the Psalms. Unfortunately Goldingay's view of sin in his commentary is almost non-existant as he terms it to be a "fault" rather than rebellion against God. I wanted to return the volume, but kept it so that I could learn how to answer such poor "scholarship."
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Excellent resource

Date:August 15, 2012
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I'm preaching through selected Psalms right now and I'm finding this to be a valuable resource in my sermon preparation. Goldingay's commentary is helpful, but I think the most useful part is Goldingay's translations of each Psalm. They often offer new insights into the Hebrew and frequently capture the Hebrew idiom. I have found this to assist in my consideration of the text itself and my sermons benefit. Overall, I'm very pleased with what I've found so far and perhaps more significantly, I would buy these again.
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