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Kidner, Derek. Psalms. 2 Vols. TOTC. InterVarsity Press, 1981.
ParkerM ParkerM October 5, 2021
This is by no means the most thorough book on the Psalms. However, Kidner manages always to get to the heart of each psalm and point the reader toward Christ. I used this book for devotional reading and found it perfectly suited to that purpose. Although I'm not sure I agree with his handling of the imprecatory psalms, I believe he argues his case well enough to be given a hearing.
Jobes, Karen H. Esther. NIVAC. Zondervan, 1999.
ParkerM ParkerM October 5, 2021
Although I would have liked more technical notes, being the nerd that I am, I recognize this is not the series for that. In every other category, this commentary excels. Jobes handles the themes of this narrative masterfully, and I wouldn't dare preach on Esther without consulting her.
Baldwin, Joyce. Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi. TOTC. InterVarsity Press, 1981.
ParkerM ParkerM October 5, 2021
All three commentaries within this volume are worthwhile, but the portion on Zechariah is pure gold. Baldwin managed to make an enigmatic book perfectly plain to me. Her thoroughly Christological interpretations were both enlightening and edifying.
Longman III, Tremper. Song of Songs. NICOT. Eerdmans, 2001.
ParkerM ParkerM October 5, 2021
The introduction alone is worth the price of the book. Longman argues thoroughly why certain traditions of interpretation are untenable. His sensitivity to metaphor is appreciated, as well as his reticence to overread. I would have liked more theological application; as it stands, the author leaves the reader to sort out the relevance of most passages.