Psalms 1-72, By Derek Kidner
Psalms 1-72
  • Length: 196 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Published: September 05, 2014
  • Imprint: IVP Academic
  • Item Code: 2937
  • ISBN: 9780830829378

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'The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.' 'Thy word is a lamp to my feet.' 'Search me, O God, and know my heart!'

Such phrases leap to mind whenever Christians lift their hearts to God. For many, in fact, the Psalms are the richest part of the Old Testament. Derek Kidner provides a fresh and penetrating guide to Psalms 1—72. He analyzes each psalm in depth, comments on interpretative questions and brings out the universal relevance of the texts. He also gives special help on the psalmists' cries for vengeance. Together with its companion volume (Psalms 73—150), both of which were formerly part of the Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries series, this introduction and commentary will inspire and deepen personal worship.


General Preface
Chief Abbreviations
Hebrew Poetry
The Structure of the Psalter
Some Trends in the Modern Study of the Psalms
The Messianic Hope
Cries for Vengeance
Titles and Technical Terms
Davidic Episodes in the Headings
Commentary on Books I and II
Book I Psalms 1-41
Book II Psalms 42-72


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Derek Kidner (1913–2008) was warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge. He wrote several volumes in the Tyndale Old Testament Commentary series and the Bible Speaks Today series.