Psalms: An Introduction and Commentary, By Tremper Longman III
  • Length: 479 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Published: October 07, 2014
  • Imprint: IVP Academic
  • Item Code: 4285
  • ISBN: 9780830842858

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The book of Psalms is the heart of the Old Testament, the libretto of the most vibrant worship imaginable. It informs our intellect, stimulates our imagination, arouses our emotions and stirs us to holy thoughts and actions. It is also a pivotal witness to, and anticipation of, Jesus Christ.

Tremper Longman?s commentary on Psalms is the mature fruit of scholarship and sensibilities developed over a career of exploring Old Testament poetry and wisdom. The commentary interprets each psalm in its Old Testament setting, summarizes its message and reflects on its significance from a New Testament perspective, providing a christological reading.

The Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries have long been a trusted resource for Bible study. Written by some of the world's most distinguished evangelical scholars, these twenty-eight volumes offer clear, reliable and relevant explanations of every book in the Old Testament, aiming to get at the true meaning of the Bible and to make its message plain to readers today.

"This is a significant work of scholarship, accessible to the general audience, which provides both a compelling framework and an applicatory trajectory that is Christ-focused, all of which will gratify the judicious reader."

Josh Moody, Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament, 5.1 (2016)

"Longman's contribution is a solid, sober, and up-to-date revision of an influential commentary on the book of Psalms in a series designed for pastors, students, and laypeople and will serve the readership well for the next generation."

John C. Crutchfield, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 58, no. 3


General preface
Author's preface
Chief abbreviations
Select bibliography

1. Title of the book
2. Titles to the individual psalms
3. Composition, collection, organization, use
4. Genre and types of psalms
5. Poetic style
6. The theology of the book of Psalms
7. The Psalms as a mirror of the soul
8. Worship
9. How to read this commentary

Book 1 Psalms 1 - 41
Book 2 Psalms 42 - 72
Book 3 Psalms 73 - 89
Book 4 Psalms 90 - 106
Book 5 Psalms 107 - 150


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Tremper Longman III

Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is Distinguished Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He is the author or coauthor of over thirty books, including How to Read Genesis, How to Read Proverbs, Literary Approaches to Biblical Interpretation, and Old Testament Essentials.