The Book of Psalms
The Book of Psalms

The Book of Psalms

in New International Commentary on the Old Testament

by Nancy L. deClaissé-Walford, Rolf Jacobson, and Beth LaNeel Tanner

5 Rank Score: 5.54 from 2 reviews, 2 featured collections, and 11 user libraries
Pages 880
Publisher Eerdmans
Published 2014
ISBN-13 9780802824936
This work by Nancy deClaissé-Walford, Rolf Jacobson, and Beth Tanner is the most complete and detailed one-volume commentary available on the Psalms. Significantly, the volume reflects the combined insights of three superior (younger) biblical scholars.

DeClaissé-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.


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This single-volume commentary, for me, packs the biggest punch and includes all of the essentials for serious textual analysis: textual-critical notes, careful exegesis, including attention to poetic features, and keen insights into intertextuality and theology. [Full Review]
G Ware G Ware February 15, 2018
I was skeptical of this before purchasing. Sometimes multi-author volumes can be unbalanced, and a single volume commentary on the Psalms with sufficient detail seems like a difficult task. But this volume pulls it off. The authors' translations are excellent, and draw out the evocative sense of the Psalms which is lost in some English translations. The commentary itself may not be comprehensive, and doesn't spend much on technical analysis, but provides plenty of interpretive insights. I've rarely been disappointed by NICOT- a great series for preachers and seminarians/bible college students. This volume doesn't require knowledge of Hebrew, with Hebrew words transliterated.