Psalms

Derek Kidner

Psalms
Psalms

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4.5 out of 5 based on 8 user ratings
PMHC October 23, 2016 5 5
A commentator that does not merely repeat in words what the text already says. Short paragraphs going directly to the point. Does not lose his writing space trying to contradict others commentators. The result is a short, understandable, interesting and relevant commentary!
Jeremy Pierce (parableman) August 7, 2009 4 5
Kidner's two volumes are densely packed with solid exegesis, with careful attention to the Hebrew words. Kidner is theologically acute, and his musical background leads him to explore musical elements of the psalms that many commentators ignore. Language and form are among his strong suits. A more recent commentary is probably worth having, however, and the amount of space alotted to Kidner is much less than either VanGemeren or Wilson, so this would not be a first choice for me. It's cheap enough that it's a nice supplement, and I look at it as often as I look at VanGemeren, but if I had to choose I'd choose a more recent one with more space. [Full Review]
Kidner's commentaries are always worth reading, and for those looking for a basic introductory level commentary on the Psalms, this is a great place to start. The comments are clear and very concise, but always reflect the extensive learning and insight of the author. With commentaries, it is generally best to choose them on a book by book basis. Most sets are a very mixed bag. The Tyndale set is one of the very few I would suggest as a whole. It is very consistent, and Kidner's contributions are one reason for this. [Full Review]
Jim Rosscup September 20, 2008 4.5 5
Derek Thomas September 19, 2008 5 5
An Evangelical musical artist and theological exegete brings the psalms to life. [Full Review]
Denver Seminary Journal June 16, 2008 4 5
An Evangelical musical artist and theological exegete brings the psalms to life. [Full Review]

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