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OT Poetic Books
Alter, Robert. The Art of Biblical Poetry. ( New York, NY: Basic Books, 1985; na.: na., na).

~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. How to Read the Psalms. (2006; na).

~ Tucker, W. D., Jr. "Psalms 1: Book of," in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). Barfield, Owen. Poetic, Diction. ( Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1973; na.: na., na).

~ Longman, Tremper, III. How to Read the Psalms. Berlin, Adele. The Dynamics of Biblical Parallelism.

(2006; na).

( Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1985; na.: na., na).

~ Longman, Tremper, III. How to Read the Psalms.

(2006; na).

Highly technical. ~ Tucker, W. D., Jr. "Psalms 1: Book of," in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). Geller, S. A. Parallelism in Early Biblical Poetry. HSM. ( Missoula, MT: Scholars' Press, 1979; na.: na., na).

~ Longman, Tremper, III. How to Read the Psalms.

(2006; na). ( New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1981; na.: na., na).

Kugel, James. The Idea of Biblical Poetry: Parallelism and Its History.

~ Longman, Tremper, III. How to Read the Psalms.

(2006; na).

~ Tucker, W. D., Jr. "Psalms 1: Book of," in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). O'Connor, Michael. Hebrew Verse Structure. ( Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1980; na.: na., na).

~ Longman, Tremper, III. How to Read the Psalms. Highly technical.

(2006; na).

Watson, W. G. E. Classical Hebrew Poetry: A Guide to its Techniques. JSOT. 26. ( Sheffield, England: JSOT Press, na; 2nd ed. Sheffield, England: JSOT Press, 1986).

~ Longman, Tremper, III. How to Read the Psalms.

(2006; na).

~ Tucker, W. D., Jr. "Psalms 1: Book of," in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). Watson, W. G. E. Traditional Techniques in Classical Hebrew Verse. JSOT. 170. ( Sheffield, England: JSOT Press, 1994; na.: na., na).

~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). Williams, Neal D. A Lexicon for the Poetical Books. ( Irving, TX: Williams and Watrous Publishing Co, 1977; na.: na., na).

~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. 1971-1985. (1985; Reprint ed. 1987).

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Introductory Works on OT Poetry
( na.: na., na; 2nd ed. Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 1979).

Bullock, C. Hassell. An Introduction to the Old Testament Poetic Books.

~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na). ~ Prepared by the Faculty of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Basic Library Booklist. (na; Revised ed. 2005).

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Introductory Works on OT Wisdom Literature
(

Ballard, H. Wayne & W. Dennis Tucker, eds. An Introduction to Wisdom Literature and the Psalms: Festschrift for Marvin E. Tate. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2000; na.: na., na).

Kidner, Derek. The Wisdom of Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes: an introduction to wisdom literature. Academic, 1985; na.: na., na). [Anglican] Lucas, Ernest C. Exploring The Old Testament: A Guide to the Psalms & Wisdom Literature. Press, 2003; na.: na., na).

( Downers Grove, IL: IVP

( Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity

~ Prepared by the Faculty of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Basic Library Booklist. (na; Revised ed. 2005). Murphy, Roland K. The Tree of Life: An Exploration of Biblical Wisdom Literature. na., na). ( Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co, 1990; na.:

~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na). Scott, R. B. Y. The Way of Wisdom In the Old Testament. ( New York, NY: The Macmillan Company, 1971; na.: na., na).

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Introductory Works on the Book of Job

Tsevat, Matitiahu. The Meaning of the Book of Job and other Biblical Studies: essays on the literature and religion of the Hebrew Bible. ( na.: na., na; na.: na., na).

Walton, John H. "Job 1: Book of" in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. Press, 2008; na.: na., na).

( Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity

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Critical Works on Job
( New York, NY: Schocken Books, 1969; na.: na., na).

Glatzer, N., ed. The Dimensions of Job: Study and Selected Readings.

~ Walton, John H. "Job 1: Book of" in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). Rösel, C. Die messianische Redaktion des Psalters: Studien zu Entstehung und Theologie der Sammlung Psalm 2-89. CTM. ( Stuttgart: Calwer Verlag, 1999; na.: na., na).

~ Tucker, W. D., Jr. "Psalms 1: Book of," in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). Starbuck, S. R. A. Court Oracles in the Psalms: The So-Called Royal Psalms in Their Ancient Near Eastern Context. SBLDS. 172. ( Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 1999; na.: na., na).

~ Tucker, W. D., Jr. "Psalms 1: Book of," in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). Weiss, M. The Story of Job's Beginning. ( Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1983; na.: na., na).

~ Walton, John H. "Job 1: Book of" in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). Westermann, Claus. The Structure of the Book of Job. [German Lutheran] ~ Walton, John H. "Job 1: Book of" in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). Zuck, Roy B. Sitting with Job: Selected Studies on the Book of Job. ( Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1992; na.: na., na). ( Philadelphia, PA: Fortress Press, 1981; na.: na., na).

~ Walton, John H. "Job 1: Book of" in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). Printed 1/31/2011

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Commentaries on Job

Non-Technical Exposition Alden, Robert L. Job. NAC. Vol. 11. ( Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 1993; na.: na., na). Conservative. ~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na). ~ Custer, Stewart. Tools for Preaching and Teaching the Bible. (1979; 2nd ed. 1998). ~ Prepared by the Faculty of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Basic Library Booklist. (na; Revised ed. 2005). Andersen, Francis I. Job: An Introduction and Commentary. TOTC. Vol. 13. ( Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1976; na.: na., na). Conservative. ~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na). ~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 3rd ed. 2003). ~ Prepared by the Faculty of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Basic Library Booklist. (na; Revised ed. 2005). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na). ~ Walton, John H. "Job 1: Book of" in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). Bennett, T. Miles. When Human Wisdom Fails. Conservative. Analysis and exposition of Job. Blackwood, A. W., Jr. A Devotional Introduction to Job. Conservative. Homiletical. Dhorme, Edouard. A Commentary on the Book of Job. Trans. Harold Knight. Thomas Nelson Publishing, 1984). Great introductory material. Ellison, Henry Leopold. From Tragedy to Triumph: the Message of the Book of Job. Conservative. ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na). Gordis, Robert. The Book of God and Man: A Study of Job. Conservative. Excellent introduction. Gordis, Robert. The Book of Job: Commentary, New Translation, and Special Studies. Seminary of America, 1978; na.: na., na). Conservative. ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na). Hone, Ralph E. ed. The Voice Out of the Whirlwind: The Book of Job. ( na.: na., na; na.: na., na). ( New York, NY: Jewish Theological ( na.: na., na; na.: na., na). ( na.: na., na; na.: na., na). ( na.: na., 1926; English translation. Nashville, TN: ( na.: na., na; na.: na., na). ( na.: na., na; na.: na., na).

Janzen, J. Gerald Job. Patrick D. Miller, ed. IBC. ( Atlanta, GA: John Knox Press, 1985; na.: na., na).

~ Prepared by the Faculty of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Basic Library Booklist. (na; Revised ed. 2005). "Contains some theological errors." ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). MacBeath, Andrew. The Book of Job. Conservative. Bible Study style. ~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. (1974; Reprint ed. 1985). ( na.: na., na; na.: na., na).

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Conservative. [British Congregationalist]

OT Biblical Commentary Recommendations (Poetical Books)

Morgan, G. Campbell. "The Book of Job." MORGAN. ( na.: na., na; na.: na., na).

~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. (1974; Reprint ed. 1985). Stedman, Ray C. Expository Studies on Job: Behind Suffering. Conservative. ~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. 1971-1985. (1985; Reprint ed. 1987). Strahan, James. The Book of Job. ( na.: na., na; 2nd ed. na.: na., na). ( Waco, TX: Word Books, 1981; na.: na., na).

Conservative. Barber, "One of the best expository treatments, but difficult to obtain." Talbert, Layton. Beyond Suffering: Discovering the Message of Job. na). Conservative. Van Selms, A. Job: A Practical Commentary. Conservative. ~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na). Wilson, Gerald. Job. NIBCNT. Vol. 10. ( Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, Inc, 2007; na.: na., na). Conservative. Zuck, Roy. Job. EvBC. ( Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 1978; na.: na., na). Conservative. Sometimes vague with interpretation. ~ Custer, Stewart. Tools for Preaching and Teaching the Bible. (1979; 2nd ed. 1998). ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na). Technical Exegesis Clines, David J. A. Job. John D. W. Watts, ed. WBC. Vols. 17-18. (2 vols. Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1989, 2005; na.: na., na). Critical. [1] chs. 1-20; [2] chs. 21-42 ~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). ~ Glynn, John. Commentary and Reference Survey: A Periodical Buyer's Study Guide. (na; 2003). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 3rd ed. 2003). *Five-star rated commentary. ~ Prepared by the Faculty of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Basic Library Booklist. (na; Revised ed. 2005). "Contains some theological errors." ~ Stuart, Douglas K. A Guide to Selecting and Using Bible Commentaries. (1990; na). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). ~ Walton, John H. "Job 1: Book of" in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). Gibson, John C. S. Job. DSB. ( Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Press, 1985; na.: na., na). Conservative—Critical. Barber, "A valuable exposition. Deserves a place in the library of every pastor." ~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. (1974; Reprint ed. 1985). ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na). Habel, Norman C. The Book of Job: A Commentary. OTL. Vol. 15. ( Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Press, 1985; na.: na., na). Liberal. ~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). ~ Walton, John H. "Job 1: Book of" in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). ( Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1985; na.: na., na). ( Greenville, SC: Bob Jones University Press, 2007; na.: na.,

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Conservative.

OT Biblical Commentary Recommendations (Poetical Books)

Hartley, John E. The Book of Job. Robert L. Hubbard, Jr., Gen. Editor. NICOT. ( Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1988; na.: na., na).

~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na). ~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). ~ Glynn, John. Commentary and Reference Survey: A Periodical Buyer's Study Guide. (na; 2003). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 3rd ed. 2003). ~ Prepared by the Faculty of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Basic Library Booklist. (na; Revised ed. 2005). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). ~ Walton, John H. "Job 1: Book of" in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). Pope, Marvin H. Job. AB. Vol. 15. ( Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co, na; 3rd ed. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co, 1973).

~ Walton, John H. "Job 1: Book of" in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). Reyburn, W. D. A Handbook on the Book of Job. UBS. ( New York, NY: United Bible Society, 1992; na.: na., na).

~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). Smick, Elmer B. "Job." Frank E. Gaebelein, ed. EBC. Vol. 4. ( Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1988; Reprint ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Regency Reference Library, 1995). Conservative. ~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na).

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Commentaries on Job (Seventeenth Century)
(12 vols. na.: na., na; Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, na).

Non-Technical Exposition Caryl, Joseph. An Exposition of Job. Conservative. [English Puritan] ~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. (1974; Reprint ed. 1985). ~ Spurgeon, C. H. Commenting and Commentaries. (1876; Reprint ed. 1981).

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Commentaries on Job (Nineteenth Century)
(2 vols. na.: na., na; na.: na., na).

Non-Technical Exposition Barnes, Albert. Job.

Conservative. [American Presbyterian] ~ Custer, Stewart. Tools for Preaching and Teaching the Bible. (1979; 2nd ed. 1998). ~ Spurgeon, C. H. Commenting and Commentaries. (1876; Reprint ed. 1981). ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na). Cox, Samuel. Commentary on the Book of Job. Conservative. [English Congregationalist] ~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. (1974; Reprint ed. 1985). "An exemplary treatment!" Davidson, A. B. The Book of Job, with Notes, Introduction and Appendix. CBSC. ( Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1884; na.: na., na). Conservative. [Scottish Free Presbyterian] ~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. (1974; Reprint ed. 1985). ~ Custer, Stewart. Tools for Preaching and Teaching the Bible. (1979; 2nd ed. 1998). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na). ( na.: na., na; na.: na., na).

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Gibson Edgar C. S. The Book of Job. Publishers, 1978). Conservative.

OT Biblical Commentary Recommendations (Poetical Books)
( London: Methuen & Co, 1899; Reprint ed. Minneapolis, MN: Klock & Klock Christian

~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. 1971-1985. (1985; Reprint ed. 1987). Green, William Henry. The Argument of the Book of Job Unfolded. Christian Publishers, 1977). Conservative. [Presbyterian] ~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. (1974; Reprint ed. 1985). "A most valuable study." ~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. 1971-1985. (1985; Reprint ed. 1987). Thomas, David. Book of Job: expository and homiletical commentary. Publications, 1982). ( na.: na., na; Reprint ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel ( na.: na., na; Reprint ed. Minneapolis, MN: Klock & Klock

Conservative. Reprint. Originally published: Problemata mundi. 2nd ed. London : Smith, Elder, 1878. Technical Exegesis Delitzsch, Franz. Biblical Commentary on the Book of Job. Trans. Francis Bolton. K&D. ( Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1871; 3 vols. Reprint ed. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, Inc, 1996). Conservative. [German Lutheran] ~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na).

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Special Topics in Job
( Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press,

Fyall, R. S. Now My Eyes Have Seen You: Images of Creation and Evil in the Book of Job. 2002; na.: na., na).

~ Walton, John H. "Job 1: Book of" in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na).

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Psalms

Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. ( Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1999; Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2003).

Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. WBC. Vol. 19. ( Waco, TX: Word Books, 1983; 2nd ed. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishing, 2004).

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Introductory Works on Psalms
( New York, NY: Scribner, 1966; na.: na., na).

Barth, Christoph. Introduction to the Psalms. Trans. R. A. Wison.

~ Childs, Brevard S. Old Testament Books for Pastor and Teacher. (1977; na). Bullock, C. Hassell. Encountering the Book of Psalms: A Literary and Theological Introduction. Academic, 2001; na.: na., na). ( Grand Rapids, MI: Baker

~ Carroll R., M. Daniel & Richard S. Hess. Annotated Old Testament Bibliography. Denver Journal. (2005; na). "The best college survey of the teaching of the Psalms." ~ Carroll R., M. Daniel, Hélène Dallaire, & Richard S. Hess. Annotated Old Testament Bibliography. Denver Journal. (2007; na). ~ Glynn, John. Commentary and Reference Survey: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources. (na; 10th ed. 2007).

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Crenshaw, James. The Psalms: An Introduction.

OT Biblical Commentary Recommendations (Poetical Books)
( Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2001; na.: na., na).

~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). ~ Tucker, W. D., Jr. "Psalms 1: Book of," in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). Davison, W. T. The Praises of Israel, an Introduction to the Study of the Psalms. ( London: na., 1893; 2nd ed. London: na., 1898).

~ Smith, Wilbur M., ed. International Bible Lessons for Christian Living. Uniform Series, 1949. Peloubet's Select Notes. (1948; na). Day, John. Psalms. OTG. ( Sheffield, England: JSOT Press, 1990; na.: na., na).

~ Mays, James L. Preaching and Teaching the Psalms. Patrick D. Miller & Gene M. Tucker, eds. (2006; na). ~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). ~ Tucker, W. D., Jr. "Psalms 1: Book of," in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). Gunkel, H. & J. Begrich. Introduction to the Psalms: The Genres and Religious Lyric of Israel. Mercer University Press, 1998). [General Protestant] ~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). Gunkel, Hermann. Einleitung in die Psalmen: Die Gattungen der religiösen Lyrik Israels. Liberal—Critical. [General Protestant] ~ Danker, F. W. Multipurpose Tools for Bible Study. (1960; 3rd ed, slightly revised. 1970). Gunkel, Hermann. The Psalms: A Form-Critical Introduction. BibS. 19 ( Philadelphia, PA: Fortress Press, 1967; na.: na., na). Liberal—Critical. [General Protestant] Form-Critical Approach. ~ Mays, James L. Preaching and Teaching the Psalms. Patrick D. Miller & Gene M. Tucker, eds. (2006; na). ~ Tucker, W. D., Jr. "Psalms 1: Book of," in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). Holladay, William L. The Psalms through 3000 Years: Prayerbook of a Cloud of Witnesses. 1993; na.: na., na). Liberal—Critical. ~ Mays, James L. Preaching and Teaching the Psalms. Patrick D. Miller & Gene M. Tucker, eds. (2006; na). ~ Mays, James L. Psalms. Interpretation Biblical Commentary. (1994; na). ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). Hunter, Alastair G. An Introduction to the Psalms. TTCABS. ( New York, NY: T&T Clark, 2008; na.: na., na). ( Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, ( na.: na., 1933; na.: na., na). ( na.: na., 1933; Macon, GA:

Longman, Tremper, III. How to Read the Psalms. Conservative. [American Evangelical]

( Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2006; na.: na., na).

~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). "Worthwhile for purchase but not a first priority." ~ Prepared by Jared Oliphint. Recommended Reading. Westminster Theological Seminary Faculty. (2005; Updated ed. 2008). Mays, James L. Preaching and Teaching the Psalms. Patrick D. Miller & Gene M. Tucker, eds. ( Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2006; na.: na., na). Conservative—Moderate.

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OT Biblical Commentary Recommendations (Poetical Books)
( Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1993; na.: na., na).

McCann, J.Clinton, Jr. A Theological Introduction to the Book of Psalms.

~ Glynn, John. Commentary and Reference Survey: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources. (na; 10th ed. 2007). ~ Mays, James L. Preaching and Teaching the Psalms. Patrick D. Miller & Gene M. Tucker, eds. (2006; na). ~ Mays, James L. Psalms. Interpretation Biblical Commentary. (1994; na). ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). Sarna, Nahum. Songs of the Heart: An Introduction to the Book of Psalms. ( New York, NY: Schocken Books, 1993; na.: na., na).

~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). Seybold, Klaus. Introducing the Psalms. ( Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1990; na.: na., na).

~ Mays, James L. Preaching and Teaching the Psalms. Patrick D. Miller & Gene M. Tucker, eds. (2006; na). ~ Mays, James L. Psalms. Interpretation Biblical Commentary. (1994; na). ~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). ~ Tucker, W. D., Jr. "Psalms 1: Book of," in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). Tucker, W. D., Jr. "Psalms 1: Book of," in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. InterVarsity Press, 2008; na.: na., na). ( Downers Grove, IL:

Westermann, Claus. The Psalms: Structure, Content and Message. Liberal. [German Lutheran] ~ Longman, Tremper, III. How to Read the Psalms. (2006; na).

( Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress, 1980; na.: na., na).

~ Mays, James L. Psalms. Interpretation Biblical Commentary. (1994; na). Wilson, Gerald H. The Psalms. IBT. ( Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2005; na.: na., na).

~ Glynn, John. Commentary and Reference Survey: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources. (na; 10th ed. 2007).

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Critical Works on Psalms
( Berlin: DeGruyter, 1986; na.: na., na).

Aejmelaeus, A. The Traditional Prayer in the Psalms.

~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). Allen, R. B. Praise! A Matter of Life and Breath. ( Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishing, 1980; na.: na., na).

~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. 1971-1985. (1985; Reprint ed. 1987). "Highly recommended." Alonso-Schökel, L. A Manual of Hebrew Poetics. ( Rome: na., 1988; na.: na., na).

~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003).

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OT Biblical Commentary Recommendations (Poetical Books)
( Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Press, 1974; 3rd ed.

Anderson, B. W. Out of the Depths: The Psalms Speak to Us Today. Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Press, 2000).

Liberal—Critical. Barber, "Grounded in form-criticism and an existential theology." ~ Longman, Tremper, III. How to Read the Psalms. Avishur, Yitzhak. Studies in Hebrew and Ugaritic Psalms. Liberal—Critical. Bellinger, W. H., Jr. A Hermeneutics of Curiosity and Readings of Psalm 61. na., na). Conservative—Moderate. Bellinger, W. H., Jr. Psalms: Reading and Studying the Book of Praises. na., na). ( Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, Inc, 1990; na.: ( Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1995; na.: (2006; na). ( Jerusalem: Magnes Press, 1994; na.: na., na).

~ Tucker, W. D., Jr. "Psalms 1: Book of," in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible. Trns. by James H. Burtness. House, 1970; na.: na., na). [German Lutheran] With a sketch on the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Eberhard Bethge. ~ Childs, Brevard S. Old Testament Books for Pastor and Teacher. (1977; na). Bouzard, W. We Have Heard with Our Ears, O God: Sources of Communal Laments in the Psalms. 1997; na.: na., na). ( Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, ( Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Publishing

~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). Braude, William Gordon. The Midrash on Pslams. (2 vols. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1959; na.: na., na).

~ Childs, Brevard S. Old Testament Books for Pastor and Teacher. (1977; na). Brown, W. P. Seeing the Psalms: A Theology of Metaphor. ( Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2002; na.: na., na).

~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). ~ Tucker, W. D., Jr. "Psalms 1: Book of," in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). Broyles, C. C. The Conflict of Faith and Experience in the Psalms: A Form-Critical and Theological Study. JSOTS. 52. ( Sheffield, England: JSOT Press, 1989; na.: na., na). [American Evangelical] ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). Brueggemann, Walter. Israel's Praise: Doxology Against Idolatry and Ideology. na). ( Philadelphia, PA: Fortress Press, 1988; na.: na.,

~ Mays, James L. Psalms. Interpretation Biblical Commentary. (1994; na). ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). Brueggemann, Walter. Praying the Psalms. Critical. ( Winona, MN: St. Martin's, 1982; Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2007).

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OT Biblical Commentary Recommendations (Poetical Books)
( Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress, 1995; na.: na., na).

Brueggemann, Walter. The Psalms and the Life of Faith.

~ Goldingay, John E. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (2001; na). "Conservatively liberal, not a commentary but more illuminating than most commentaries." ~ Mays, James L. Preaching and Teaching the Psalms. Patrick D. Miller & Gene M. Tucker, eds. (2006; na). ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). Cheyne, T. K. Brampton Lectures on the Psalter. [American Reformed Episcopal] Clarke, Arthur G. Analytical Studies in the Psalms. ( na.: na., na; Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1979). ( London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co, 1891; na.: na., na).

Cole, R. L. The Identity of the Individual in the Psalms. JSOTS. 44. ( Sheffield, England: JSOT Press, 1987; na.: na., na).

~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). Creach, Jerome F. D. Yahweh as Refuge and the Editing of the Hebrew Psalter. 1996; na.: na., na). Conservative. ~ Tucker, W. D., Jr. "Psalms 1: Book of," in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). Crow, Loren D. The Songs of Ascents: Their Place in Israelite History and Religion. na). Liberal—Critical. Crüsemann, F. Studien zum Formgeschicte von Hymnus und Danklied in Israel. ( Neukirchen: Kreis Moes, 1969; na.: na., na). ( Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1996; na.: na., ( Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press,

~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). deClaissé-Walford, Nancy. Reading from the Beginning. Liberal—Critical. ~ Tucker, W. D., Jr. "Psalms 1: Book of," in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). Drijvers, Pius. The Psalms, Their Structure and Meaning. ( New York, NY: Herder & Herder, 1965; na.: na., na). ( Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1997; na.: na., na).

~ Childs, Brevard S. Old Testament Books for Pastor and Teacher. (1977; na). Eaton, John H. Psalms of the Way and the Kingdom: A Conference with the Commentators. Academic Press, 1995; na.: na., na). Conservative—Moderate. ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). Eaton, John H. The Psalms Come Alive. ( Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1986; na.: na., na). ( Sheffield, England: Sheffield

~ Longman, Tremper, III. How to Read the Psalms.

(2006; na). ( Edinburgh: T

Eaton, John H. The Psalms: A Historical And Spiritual Commentary With An Introduction And A A New Translation. & T Clark, 2003; na.: na., na). Conservative—Moderate.

Ferris, P. W., Jr. The Genre of Communal Lament in the Bible and the Ancient Near East. SBLDS. 127. ( Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1992; na.: na., na).

~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). Printed 1/31/2011

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Conservative.

OT Biblical Commentary Recommendations (Poetical Books)
( Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press,

Firth, David & Philip S. Johnson, eds. Interpreting the Psalms: Issues and Approaches. 2007; na.: na., na).

Flint, Peter W. & Patrick Miller, eds. The Book of Psalms: Composition and Reception. Mixed

( Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2005; na.: na., na).

~ Glynn, John. Commentary and Reference Survey: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources. (na; 10th ed. 2007). Flint, Peter W. The Dead Sea Psalms Scrolls and the Book of Psalms. ( Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1997; na.: na., na).

~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). ~ Tucker, W. D., Jr. "Psalms 1: Book of," in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). Floysvik, I. When God Becomes My Enemy: The Theology of the Complaint Psalms. 1997; na.: na., na). ( St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House,

~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). Freedman, David. Psalm 119. Conservative—Moderate. Futato, Mark D. Interpreting the Psalms: An Exegetical Handbook. Edited by David M. Howard Jr. HOTE. ( Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 2007; na.: na., na). Conservative. Haag, E. & F.-L. Hossfeld, eds. Freude an der Weisung des Herrn. Beiträge zur Theologie der Psalmen. na.: na., na). ( Stuttgart: na., 1986; ( Winona Lake, IN: Alpha Publications, 1999; na.: na., na).

~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). Janowski, B. Konflict-gesprache mit Gott. Eine Anthropologie der Psalmen. ( Neukirchen: Kreis Moes, 2003; na.: na., na).

~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). Keel, Othmar. The Symbolism of the Biblical World: Ancient Near Eastern Iconography and the Book of the Psalms. NY: The Seabury Press, 1978; Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 1997). Critical. The Psalms in the context of the Ancient Near East. ~ Calvin Theological Seminary. Recommended Commentaries. (na; na). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. How to Read the Psalms. (2006; na). ( New York,

~ Mays, James L. Preaching and Teaching the Psalms. Patrick D. Miller & Gene M. Tucker, eds. (2006; na). ~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). McCann, J. Clinton, Jr., ed. The Shape and Shaping of the Psalter. JSOTS. 159. ( Sheffield, England: JSOT Press, 1993; na.: na., na). Critical. Deals with transmission and scripturization. ~ Mays, James L. Preaching and Teaching the Psalms. Patrick D. Miller & Gene M. Tucker, eds. (2006; na). ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004).

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Millard, M. Die Komposition des Psalters.

OT Biblical Commentary Recommendations (Poetical Books)
( Tübingen: na., 1994; na.: na., na).

~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). Miller, Patrick D. Interpreting the Psalms. ( Philadelphia, PA: Fortress Press, 1986; na.: na., na).

~ Longman, Tremper, III. How to Read the Psalms.

(2006; na).

~ Mays, James L. Preaching and Teaching the Psalms. Patrick D. Miller & Gene M. Tucker, eds. (2006; na). ~ Mays, James L. Psalms. Interpretation Biblical Commentary. (1994; na). ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). Miller, Patrick D. They Cried to the Lord: The Form and Theology of Biblical Prayer. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress, 2000). ( Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress, 1994;

~ Mays, James L. Preaching and Teaching the Psalms. Patrick D. Miller & Gene M. Tucker, eds. (2006; na). ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). Mowinckel, Sigmund. Psalmenstudien. Liberal—Critical. Cult-Functional Approach. ~ Danker, F. W. Multipurpose Tools for Bible Study. (1960; 3rd ed, slightly revised. 1970). Mowinckel, Sigmund. The Psalms in Israel's Worship. Liberal—Critical. Cult-Functional Approach. ~ Childs, Brevard S. Old Testament Books for Pastor and Teacher. (1977; na). "[S]hould concern only the professional scholar, since its effect on actual exegesis is, at best, indirect." ~ Mays, James L. Preaching and Teaching the Psalms. Patrick D. Miller & Gene M. Tucker, eds. (2006; na). ~ Mays, James L. Psalms. Interpretation Biblical Commentary. (1994; na). Parrish, V. Steven. A Story of the Psalms: Conversation, Canon, and Congregation. na., na). ( Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2003; na.: (2 vols. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1962; na.: na., na). ( Oslo: na., 1921-1924.; 2 vols. Reprint ed. Amsterdam: na., 1961).

Rotherham, Joseph B. Studies in the Psalms.

( London: na., 1911; na.: na., na).

~ Smith, Wilbur M., ed. International Bible Lessons for Christian Living. Uniform Series, 1949. Peloubet's Select Notes. (1948; na). Schaeffer, Konrad. Psalms. BO. ( Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2001; na.: na., na). Conservative—Moderate. ~ Glynn, John. Commentary and Reference Survey: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources. (na; 10th ed. 2007). Schreiner, J., ed. Beträge zur Psalmenforschung. ( Würzburg: Echter, 1988; na.: na., na).

~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). Seybold, Klaus. Poetik der Psalmen.. ( Stuttgart: na., 2003; na.: na., na).

~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003).

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Stolz, F. Psalmen im nachkultischen Raum.

OT Biblical Commentary Recommendations (Poetical Books)
( Zurich: na., 1983; na.: na., na).

~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). Westermann, Claus. The Living Psalms. [German Lutheran] ~ Glynn, John. Commentary and Reference Survey: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources. (na; 10th ed. 2007). ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). Westermann, Claus. The Praise and Lament in the Psalms. Trans. Keith R. Crim & Richard N. Soulen. Press, 1981; na.: na., na). Liberal—Critical. [German Lutheran] Form-Critical Approach. ~ Longman, Tremper, III. How to Read the Psalms. (2006; na). ( Atlanta, GA: John Knox ( Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1989; na.: na., na).

~ Mays, James L. Preaching and Teaching the Psalms. Patrick D. Miller & Gene M. Tucker, eds. (2006; na). ~ Mays, James L. Psalms. Interpretation Biblical Commentary. (1994; na). ~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). Wilson, Gerald H. The Editing of the Hebrew Psalter. SBLDS. ( Chico, CA: Scholars Press, 1985; na.: na., na). Critical. Deals with transmission and scripturization. ~ Glynn, John. Commentary and Reference Survey: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources. (na; 10th ed. 2007). ~ Mays, James L. Preaching and Teaching the Psalms. Patrick D. Miller & Gene M. Tucker, eds. (2006; na). ~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). ~ Tucker, W. D., Jr. "Psalms 1: Book of," in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). Zenger, Erich. A God of Vengeance? Understanding the Psalms of Divine Wrath. 1996; na.: na., na). The Imprecatory Psalms. ( Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press,

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Theology of the Psalms
( Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 1989; na.:

Broyles, Craig C. The Conflict of Faith and Experience in the Psalms. na., na). Conservative—Critical. [American Evangelical] Davidson, Robert. The Vitality and Richness of Worship. na). Conservative—Moderate.

( Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1998; na.: na.,

Grogan, Geoffrey W. Prayer, Praise and Prophecy: A Theology of the Psalms. [Baptist]

( Ross-shire, UK: Mentor, 2001; na.: na., na).

~ Barrett, Michael P. V. The Beauty of Holiness: A Guide to Biblical Worship. (2006; na). "A helpful development of the theology of the Psalms." ~ Carroll R., M. Daniel & Richard S. Hess. Annotated Old Testament Bibliography. Denver Journal. (2005; na). "Encounter the great themes of God, suffering, and the expectation of the Messiah in this introduction to the theology of the Psalms." ~ Carroll R., M. Daniel, Hélène Dallaire, & Richard S. Hess. Annotated Old Testament Bibliography. Denver Journal. (2007; na). ~ Glynn, John. Commentary and Reference Survey: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources. (na; 10th ed. 2007). ~ Ligonier Ministries. Book Reviews & Recommendations. (na; na).

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Liberal—Critical.

OT Biblical Commentary Recommendations (Poetical Books)

Kraus, Hans-Joachim. Theology of the Psalms. Trans. Keith Crim. ConC. ( Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Press, 1986; Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress, 1992).

~ Longman, Tremper, III. How to Read the Psalms.

(2006; na).

~ Mays, James L. Preaching and Teaching the Psalms. Patrick D. Miller & Gene M. Tucker, eds. (2006; na). ~ Mays, James L. Psalms. Interpretation Biblical Commentary. (1994; na). ~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). Mays, James L. The Lord Reigns: A Theological Handbook to the Psalms. Liberal—Critical. ~ Mays, James L. Preaching and Teaching the Psalms. Patrick D. Miller & Gene M. Tucker, eds. (2006; na). ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). Spieckermann, H. Heilsgegenwart. Eine Theologie der Psalmen. ( Göttingen: na., 1989; na.: na., na). ( Louisville, KY: John Knox Press, 1994; na.: na., na).

~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003).

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Commentaries on Psalms
( Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Press, 1984; na.:

Brueggemann, Walter. The Message of the Psalms: A Theological Commentary. na., na).

~ Calvin Theological Seminary. Recommended Commentaries. (na; na). "Brueggemann's language translates readily to sermons, and he is not afraid to tackle difficult issues raised in the psalms." ~ Goldingay, John E. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (2001; na). "Conservatively liberal, not a commentary but more illuminating than most commentaries." ~ Longman, Tremper, III. How to Read the Psalms. (2006; na). ~ Mays, James L. Preaching and Teaching the Psalms. Patrick D. Miller & Gene M. Tucker, eds. (2006; na). ~ Mays, James L. Psalms. Interpretation Biblical Commentary. (1994; na). ~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). ~ Tucker, W. D., Jr. "Psalms 1: Book of," in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). Gunkel, Hermann. Die Psalmen. Edited by Wilhelm G. H. Nowack. HKAT. ( Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 1926; 5th ed. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 1958). [General Protestant] ~ Childs, Brevard S. Old Testament Books for Pastor and Teacher. (1977; na). ~ Childs, Brevard S. The Book of Exodus: A Critical, Theological Commentary. Old Testament Library. (1974; na). ~ Danker, F. W. Multipurpose Tools for Bible Study. (1960; 3rd ed, slightly revised. 1970). "Takes precedence over Briggs, ICC." ~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). Non-Technical Exposition Alden, R. Psalms. Conservative. ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 4th ed. 2007). "Informed by scholarly research." Layman; 2 stars. ~ Rosscup, James E. Commentaries for Biblical Expositors. (1966; Revised & enlarged ed. 2004). #3 Devotional Printed 1/31/2011 (3 vols. Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 1974-1976; na.: na., na).

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Conservative—Moderate.

OT Biblical Commentary Recommendations (Poetical Books)

Anderson, Alan. The Book of Psalms. NCBC. (2 vols. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1972; na.: na., na).

~ Childs, Brevard S. Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture. (1979; na). ~ Childs, Brevard S. Old Testament Books for Pastor and Teacher. (1977; na). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 4th ed. 2007). For Ministers. 2 stars. Barnes, W. E. The Psalms. WC. (2 vols. London: na., 1931; na.: na., na).

~ Childs, Brevard S. Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture. (1979; na). Broyles, Craig C. Psalms. NIBC. ( Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, Inc, 1999; na.: na., na). Conservative—Critical. [American Evangelical] ~ Glynn, John. Commentary and Reference Survey: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources. (na; 10th ed. 2007). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 4th ed. 2007). For Laymen/Ministers. 3 stars. ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). Clifford, R. J. Psalms. AOTC. ( Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2002-2003; na.: na., na). Conservative—Moderate. ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). Cumming, John. The Psalms. (3 vols. na.: na., na; na.: na., na).

Conservative. [Scottish Protestant] Barber, "A master treatment." Devotional exposition. Davidson, Robert. The Vitality of Worship: A Commentary on the Book of Psalms. Publishing Co, 1998; na.: na., na). ( Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans

~ Calvin Theological Seminary. Recommended Commentaries. (na; na). "Focus on spirituality formed by solid exegesis." ~ Rosscup, James E. Commentaries for Biblical Expositors. (1966; Revised & enlarged ed. 2004). #3 Expositional Survey ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). ~ Williams, Tyler F. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (2005; na). 1 star. Gaebelein, A. C. The Book of Psalms. A Devotional and Prophetic Commentary. Conservative. Premillennial, devotional studies. ~ Custer, Stewart. Tools for Preaching and Teaching the Bible. (1979; 2nd ed. 1998). ~ Smith, Wilbur M., ed. International Bible Lessons for Christian Living. Uniform Series, 1949. Peloubet's Select Notes. (1948; na). "For the prophetic aspects of the Psalms, and their teachings regarding the future of Israel, there is nothing quite as good as this in our language." Harman, Allan. Commentary on the Psalms. MC. ( Ross-shire, UK: Christian Focus Publications, 1998; na.: na., 1999). Conservative. ~ Prepared by the Faculty of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Basic Library Booklist. (na; Revised ed. 2005). ( New York, NY: na., 1939; na.: na., na).

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Conservative. [Anglican]

OT Biblical Commentary Recommendations (Poetical Books)

Kidner, Derek. Psalms: An Introduction and Commentary. TOTC. Vol. 14. (2 vols. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1973, 1975; na.: na., na).

~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library. (2006; na). First pick. ~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na). ~ Carroll R., M. Daniel & Richard S. Hess. Annotated Old Testament Bibliography. Denver Journal. (2005; na). "An Evangelical musical artist and theological exegete brings the psalms to life." ~ Carroll R., M. Daniel, Hélène Dallaire, & Richard S. Hess. Annotated Old Testament Bibliography. Denver Journal. (2007; na). ~ Childs, Brevard S. Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture. (1979; na). ~ Custer, Stewart. Tools for Preaching and Teaching the Bible. (1979; 2nd ed. 1998). ~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). ~ Goldingay, John E. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (2001; na). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. How to Read the Psalms. (2006; na).

Kidner has produced an extremely valuable commentary on the Psalms. His comments are brief, but they are clear and packed with insight. Though readable, they distill profound scholarship. This is the commentary I recommend most for laypeople who are interested in the Psalms. ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 3rd ed. 2003). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 4th ed. 2007). "This commentary is highly recommended for its theological insight and practical bent." Layman/Ministers. 3 stars. ~ Rosscup, James E. Commentaries for Biblical Expositors. (1966; Revised & enlarged ed. 2004). #2 Detailed Exegetical. ~ Stuart, Douglas K. A Guide to Selecting and Using Bible Commentaries. (1990; na). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na). Kissane, E. J. The Book of Psalms. (2 vols. Dublin: na, 1953-1954; 2nd ed. na.: na., 1964).

~ Childs, Brevard S. Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture. (1979; na). Knight, G. A. F. Psalms. DSB. (2 vols. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1982; na.: na., na).

~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 4th ed. 2007). Layman/Ministers. 3 stars. Leupold, H. C. Exposition of the Psalms. Conservative. [American Lutheran] ~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library. (2006; na). First pick. ~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na). ~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. (1974; Reprint ed. 1985). ~ Custer, Stewart. Tools for Preaching and Teaching the Bible. (1979; 2nd ed. 1998). ~ Rosscup, James E. Commentaries for Biblical Expositors. (1966; Revised & enlarged ed. 2004). #3 Detailed Exegetical ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na). Limburg, James. Psalms. WBComp. ( Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2000; Louisville, KY: John Knox Press, 2002). ( Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1969; na.: na., na).

~ Calvin Theological Seminary. Recommended Commentaries. (na; na). "Popular style. Good for illustrations." ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004).

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Conservative—Moderate.

OT Biblical Commentary Recommendations (Poetical Books)

Mays, James L. Psalms. IBC. ( Louisville, KY: John Knox Press, 1994; na.: na., na).

~ Calvin Theological Seminary. Recommended Commentaries. (na; na). "Sets forth what the psalms say about God, creation, humanity, and the life of faith. Proceeds with an awareness that the psalms were originally composed for worship. Mays is often lyric in stirring observations on the psalms. Great for preachers." ~ Carroll R., M. Daniel & Richard S. Hess. Annotated Old Testament Bibliography. Denver Journal. (2005; na). "This is a theological and practical commentary set within the contexts of the canon of Scripture and the history of interpretation." ~ Carroll R., M. Daniel, Hélène Dallaire, & Richard S. Hess. Annotated Old Testament Bibliography. Denver Journal. (2007; na). ~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). "Worthwhile for purchase but not a first priority." ~ Glynn, John. Commentary and Reference Survey: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources. (na; 10th ed. 2007). ~ Goldingay, John E. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (2001; na). "Conservatively Liberal." ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 3rd ed. 2003). *Five-star rated commentary. ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 4th ed. 2007). " focuses on the literary expression and theological message of the Psalms . The author downplays historical and formcritical approaches." Laymen/Ministers. 4 stars. ~ Mays, James L. Preaching and Teaching the Psalms. Patrick D. Miller & Gene M. Tucker, eds. (2006; na). ~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). ~ Tucker, W. D., Jr. "Psalms 1: Book of," in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). ~ Williams, Tyler F. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (2005; na). 1 star. McCann, J. Clinton, Jr. "The Book of Psalms," in 1 & 2 Maccabees, Job, Psalms. NInterpB. Vol. 4. ( New York, NY: Abingdon Press, 1996; na.: na., na). Liberal—Critical. ~ Calvin Theological Seminary. Recommended Commentaries. (na; na). ~ Glynn, John. Commentary and Reference Survey: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources. (na; 10th ed. 2007). ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). ~ Tucker, W. D., Jr. "Psalms 1: Book of," in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). ~ Williams, Tyler F. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (2005; na). 1 star. Morgan, G. Campbell. Notes on the Psalms. Conservative. [British Congregationalist] ~ Smith, Wilbur M., ed. International Bible Lessons for Christian Living. Uniform Series, 1949. Peloubet's Select Notes. (1948; na). Oesterley, W. O. E. The Psalms. ( London: na., 1939; na.: na., na). ( London: na., 1946; na.: na., na).

Redding, David A. The Psalms of David.

( na.: na., na; na.: na., na).

Conservative. Devotional study of 23 selected Psalms. Barber, "The literary illusions and effective illustrations are worth the price of the book."

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Roberson, J. W. & McKay, J. W. Psalms. CBCneb. (3 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1977; na.: na., na).

~ Childs, Brevard S. Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture. (1979; na). Schaefer, Konrad. Psalms. BO. ( Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2001; na.: na., na).

~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). Stuhlmueller, Carroll. Psalms 1 (Psalms 1-72). OTMessage. 21. ( Wilmington, DE: Michael Glazier, 1983; na.: na., na).

~ Mays, James L. Psalms. Interpretation Biblical Commentary. (1994; na). ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). Stuhlmueller, Carroll. Psalms 2 (Psalms 73-150). OTMessage. 22. ( Wilmington, DE: Michael Glazier, 1983; na.: na., na).

~ Mays, James L. Psalms. Interpretation Biblical Commentary. (1994; na). ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). Terrien, Samuel L. The Psalms: Strophic Structure and Theological Commentary. ECC. ( Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2003; na.: na., na). Liberal—Critical. ~ Carroll R., M. Daniel & Richard S. Hess. Annotated Old Testament Bibliography. Denver Journal. (2005; na). *Exemplary. "A theological and practical exegesis of the Psalms from an expert in Wisdom literature; with translation." ~ Carroll R., M. Daniel, Hélène Dallaire, & Richard S. Hess. Annotated Old Testament Bibliography. Denver Journal. (2007; na). * Exemplary. ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 4th ed. 2007). " a bit idiosyncratic." Ministers/Scholarly. 2 stars. ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). VanGemeren, Willem A. "Psalms." Frank E. Gaebelein, ed. EBC. Vol. 5. ( Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1991; Reprint ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Regency Reference Library, 1995). Conservative. ~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). ~ Glynn, John. Commentary and Reference Survey: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources. (na; 10th ed. 2007). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 3rd ed. 2003). *Five-star rated commentary. ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 4th ed. 2007). "Indeed, if a pastor or layperson wants just one Psalms commentary, this is it." Layperson/Minister. 5 stars. ~ Prepared by the Faculty of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Basic Library Booklist. (na; Revised ed. 2005). ~ Rosscup, James E. Commentaries for Biblical Expositors. (1966; Revised & enlarged ed. 2004). #1 Detailed Exegetical ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). Waltner, James H. Psalms. BCBC. ( Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 2006; na.: na., na).

Wilcock, Michael. The Message of Psalms. BST. (2 vols. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2001; na.: na., na). Conservative. ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 4th ed. 2007). " Printed a good 'starter commentary.'" Layperson. 3 stars.

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Williams, Donald M. Psalms. MOT. (2 vols. Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1986-1989; Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishing, 2002).

~ Carroll R., M. Daniel & Richard S. Hess. Annotated Old Testament Bibliography. Denver Journal. (2005; na). ~ Carroll R., M. Daniel, Hélène Dallaire, & Richard S. Hess. Annotated Old Testament Bibliography. Denver Journal. (2007; na). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 4th ed. 2007). Layman/Ministers. 3 stars. Wilson, Gerald H. Psalms, Volume 1. NIVAC. ( Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 2002; na.: na., na). Conservative. ~ Glynn, John. Commentary and Reference Survey: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources. (na; 10th ed. 2007). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 4th ed. 2007). Layperson/Ministers. 5 stars. ~ Prepared by the Faculty of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Basic Library Booklist. (na; Revised ed. 2005). ~ Rosscup, James E. Commentaries for Biblical Expositors. (1966; Revised & enlarged ed. 2004). #1 Expositional Survey ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). ~ Tucker, W. D., Jr. "Psalms 1: Book of," in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). Semi-Technical Exegesis Grogan, Geoffrey W. Psalms. THOTC. ( Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 2008; na.: na., na). Conservative. [Baptist]

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Allen, Leslie C. Psalms 101–150. John D. W. Watts, ed. WBC. Vol. 21. ( Waco, TX: Word Books, 1983; Revised ed. Dallas, TX: Word Books, 2002). Conservative—Critical. Ugaritic background/shaping/style analysis. ~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library. (2006; na). ~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na). ~ Calvin Theological Seminary. Recommended Commentaries. (na; na). "Explores how Psalms demonstrates the spiritual life of Israel." ~ Carroll R., M. Daniel & Richard S. Hess. Annotated Old Testament Bibliography. Denver Journal. (2005; na). "A balanced and comprehensive Evangelical survey of exegesis in these psalms." ~ Carroll R., M. Daniel, Hélène Dallaire, & Richard S. Hess. Annotated Old Testament Bibliography. Denver Journal. (2007; na). ~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). ~ Glynn, John. Commentary and Reference Survey: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources. (na; 10th ed. 2007). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. How to Read the Psalms. (2006; na).

very helpful in the area of the structure of the psalms which he covers. He also does an admirable job of discussing the meaning of the psalm within its Old Testament context. It is one of the better commentaries on the Psalms available to the evangelical. ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 3rd ed. 2003). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 4th ed. 2007). Minister/Scholar. 2.5 stars. ~ Mays, James L. Preaching and Teaching the Psalms. Patrick D. Miller & Gene M. Tucker, eds. (2006; na). ~ Mays, James L. Psalms. Interpretation Biblical Commentary. (1994; na). ~ Prepared by the Faculty of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Basic Library Booklist. (na; Revised ed. 2005). "Contains some theological errors." ~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). ~ Tucker, W. D., Jr. "Psalms 1: Book of," in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). ~ Williams, Tyler F. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (2005; na). 2 stars Bratcher, R. G. & W. D. Reyburn. A Translator's Handbook on the Psalms. UBS. ( New York, NY: United Bible Society, 1991; na.: na., na). Conservative—Critical. ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). Briggs, Charles A., & Emilie Grace Briggs. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Psalms. ICC. ( Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1906; na.: na., na). [American Presbyterian] ~ Childs, Brevard S. The Book of Exodus: A Critical, Theological Commentary. Old Testament Library. (1974; na). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 4th ed. 2007). "Highly technical, fairly dated discussion." Scholarly. 1 star. Buttenwieser, Moses. The Psalms: Chronologically Treated with a New Translation. Critical. Encyclopedic. ( na.: na., na; na.: na., na).

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Cohen, A. Psalms. Hebrew Text, English Translation and Commentary. Revised by E. Oratz. ( New York, NY: Soncino Press, na; New York, NY: Soncino Press, 1992).

~ Carroll R., M. Daniel & Richard S. Hess. Annotated Old Testament Bibliography. Denver Journal. (2005; na). "A Jewish perspective on the interpretation of the Psalms." ~ Carroll R., M. Daniel, Hélène Dallaire, & Richard S. Hess. Annotated Old Testament Bibliography. Denver Journal. (2007; na). ~ Childs, Brevard S. Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture. (1979; na). Craigie, Peter C. Psalms 1–50. John D. W. Watts, ed. WBC. Vol. 19. ( Waco, TX: Word Books, 1983; 2nd ed. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishing, 2004). Conservative—Critical. [American Evangelical] Ugaritic background/shaping/style analysis. The Second Edtion includes a "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" by Marvin E. Tate. ~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library. (2006; na). ~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na). ~ Calvin Theological Seminary. Recommended Commentaries. (na; na). "Communicates the emotional and theological impact of the Psalms as originally experienced by the people of Israel in their public worship and in private devotions." ~ Carroll R., M. Daniel & Richard S. Hess. Annotated Old Testament Bibliography. Denver Journal. (2005; na). *Exemplary. "Ugaritic studies and theological insights with practical application." ~ Carroll R., M. Daniel, Hélène Dallaire, & Richard S. Hess. Annotated Old Testament Bibliography. Denver Journal. (2007; na). * Exemplary. ~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). ~ Glynn, John. Commentary and Reference Survey: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources. (na; 10th ed. 2007). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. How to Read the Psalms. (2006; na).

This is perhaps the best scholarly commentary available to the evangelical world. This commentary is particularly strong in getting at the meaning of the Psalms in their Old Testament contexts. This study is particularly weak in seeing how the psalm anticipates the coming of Jesus and in its application to everyday life. ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 3rd ed. 2003). *Five-star rated commentary. ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 4th ed. 2007). "This commentary is a must-buy for a serious student of the Psalms, but it should be complemented by a commentary that is strong in its theological insight (like Kidner)." Minister/Scholarly. 2.5 stars. ~ Mays, James L. Psalms. Interpretation Biblical Commentary. (1994; na). ~ Prepared by the Faculty of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Basic Library Booklist. (na; Revised ed. 2005). ~ Rosscup, James E. Commentaries for Biblical Expositors. (1966; Revised & enlarged ed. 2004). #5 Detailed Exegetical ~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). ~ Stuart, Douglas K. A Guide to Selecting and Using Bible Commentaries. (1990; na). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). ~ Tucker, W. D., Jr. "Psalms 1: Book of," in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). ~ Williams, Tyler F. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (2005; na). 1 star. Crim, Keith R. The Royal Psalms. ( na.: na., na; na.: na., na).

Critical. Introduces research of German and Scandinavian scholars on the so-called "Messianic" Psalms.

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Dahood, Mitchell. Psalms. AB. (3 vols. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co, 1965-1970; na.: na., na). Liberal—Critical. Longman, "In brief, this commentary on the Psalms is idiosyncratic and, accordingly, virtually unusable. Dahood makes numerous emendations to the sense of the Psalms by recourse to cognate languages. Unfortunately, he has no discernable methodological justification for many of his statements. This is a good commentary to avoid." ~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. (1974; Reprint ed. 1985). "Helpful for the expositor." ~ Childs, Brevard S. Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture. (1979; na). ~ Danker, F. W. Multipurpose Tools for Bible Study. (1960; 3rd ed, slightly revised. 1970). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 4th ed. 2007). "Very eccentric." Scholarly. 1 star. Deissler, Alfons. Die Psalmen. K. (3 Bde. Düsseldorf: na, 1964-1966; na.: na., na).

~ Childs, Brevard S. Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture. (1979; na). ~ Childs, Brevard S. Old Testament Books for Pastor and Teacher. (1977; na). Duhm, B. Die Psalmen. KHC. ( na.: na., na; 2nd ed. Tübingen: na., 1922).

~ Childs, Brevard S. Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture. (1979; na). Eaton, J. H. The Psalms: A Historical and Spiritual Commentary with an Introduction and New Translation. Clark, 2003; na.: na., na). ( Edinburgh: T & T

~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 4th ed. 2007). Layman/Ministers. 3 stars. ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). Gerstenberger, Erhard. Psalms, Part 1, With an Introduction to Cultic Poetry. FOTL. Vol. 14. ( Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1988; na.: na., na). Liberal—Critical. ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 4th ed. 2007). "This is an excellent tool for scholars because of its scholarship and bibliographies." Scholarly. 4 stars. ~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). ~ Tucker, W. D., Jr. "Psalms 1: Book of," in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). Gerstenberger, Erhard. Psalms, Part 2, and Lamentations. FOTL. Vol. 15. ( Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2001; na.: na., na). Liberal—Critical. ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 4th ed. 2007). "This is an excellent tool for scholars because of its scholarship and bibliographies." Scholarly. 4 stars. ~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). ~ Tucker, W. D., Jr. "Psalms 1: Book of," in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na).

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Goldingay, John E. Psalms: Psalms 1-41. BCOTWP. Vol. 1. (3 vols. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 20062007; na.: na., na).

~ Carroll R., M. Daniel, Hélène Dallaire, & Richard S. Hess. Annotated Old Testament Bibliography. Denver Journal. (2007; na). * Exemplary. "A careful and detailed exegesis with Evangelical and historical theological insight." ~ Glynn, John. Commentary and Reference Survey: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources. (na; 10th ed. 2007). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 4th ed. 2007). "The best Psalms commentary for the meaning of the book in its original setting." Ministers/Scholarly. 3.5 stars. ~ Williams, Tyler F. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (2005; na). 2 stars. Gunkel, Hermann. The Psalms. Facet. ( Philadelphia, PA: Fortress Press, 1967; na.: na., na). [General Protestant] Hakham, A. The Jerusalem Commentary: Psalms. (3 vols. Jerusalem: Mosad Harav Kook, 2003; na.: na., na).

~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). Hengstenberg, E. W. A Commentary on the Psalms. Trans. Patrick Fairbairn. Conservative—Critical. [German Lutheran] Hossfeld, Frank & Erich Zenger. Die Psalmen: Psalm 1-50. NEchtB. 29. ( Würzburg: Echter, 1993; na.: na., na). Liberal—Critical. ~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). Hossfeld, Frank & Erich Zenger. Die Psalmen: Psalm 51-100. NEchtB. 40 ( Würzburg: Echter, 2002; na.: na., na). Liberal—Critical. ~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). Hossfeld, Frank & Erich Zenger. Psalmen 51-100. HTKAT. ( Freiburg: Herder, 2000; na.: na., na). Liberal—Critical. ~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). Hossfeld, Frank & Erich Zenger. Psalms. Trans. Linda M. Maloney. Edited by Klaus Baltzer. Herm. (3 vols. Philadelphia, PA: Fortress Press, 2005-; na.: na., na). Liberal—Critical. ~ Carroll R., M. Daniel, Hélène Dallaire, & Richard S. Hess. Annotated Old Testament Bibliography. Denver Journal. (2007; na). "A detailed scholarly commentary on Psalms 50-100 with much discussion about multiple stages of redaction in many psalms." ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 4th ed. 2007). Scholarly. 2 stars. ~ Tucker, W. D., Jr. "Psalms 1: Book of," in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). ~ Williams, Tyler F. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (2005; na). 2 stars. ( na.: na., na; na.: na., na).

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(3 vols. Gembloux: Duculot, 1975-1979;

Jacquet, L. Les Psaumes et le coeur de L'homme: Étude textuell, littéraire et doctrinale. na.: na., na).

~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). Kraus, Hans-Joachim. Psalmen. BKAT. ( na.: Neukirchen Kreis Moers, 1960; 2nd ed. na.: Neukirchen Kreis Moers, 1961). Liberal—Critical. ~ Childs, Brevard S. Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture. (1979; na). ~ Danker, F. W. Multipurpose Tools for Bible Study. (1960; 3rd ed, slightly revised. 1970). "The best." Kraus, Hans-Joachim. Psalms 1-59: A Commentary. Trans. Hilton C. Oswald. ConC. ( Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Press, 1988; na.: na., na). Liberal—Critical. ~ Carroll R., M. Daniel & Richard S. Hess. Annotated Old Testament Bibliography. Denver Journal. (2005; na). "A comprehensive review of scholarship and detailed commentary on the Psalms." ~ Carroll R., M. Daniel, Hélène Dallaire, & Richard S. Hess. Annotated Old Testament Bibliography. Denver Journal. (2007; na). ~ Childs, Brevard S. Old Testament Books for Pastor and Teacher. (1977; na). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 4th ed. 2007). Scholarly. 3 stars. ~ Mays, James L. Psalms. Interpretation Biblical Commentary. (1994; na). ~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). ~ Tucker, W. D., Jr. "Psalms 1: Book of," in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). ~ Williams, Tyler F. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (2005; na). 1 star. Kraus, Hans-Joachim. Psalms 60-150: A Commentary. Trans. Hilton C. Oswald. ConC. ( Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Press, 1989; na.: na., na). Liberal—Critical. ~ Carroll R., M. Daniel, Hélène Dallaire, & Richard S. Hess. Annotated Old Testament Bibliography. Denver Journal. (2007; na). ~ Childs, Brevard S. Old Testament Books for Pastor and Teacher. (1977; na). ~ Mays, James L. Psalms. Interpretation Biblical Commentary. (1994; na). ~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). ~ Tucker, W. D., Jr. "Psalms 1: Book of," in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na). ~ Williams, Tyler F. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (2005; na). 1 star. Lamparter, Helmut. Das Buch der Psalmen. BAT. (2 vols. Stuttgart: na., 1958-1959; na.: na., na).

~ Childs, Brevard S. Old Testament Books for Pastor and Teacher. (1977; na).

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Moll, C. B. The Psalms. Philip Schaff, ed. LANGE. ( na.: na., na; Reprint ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, na).

~ Smith, Wilbur M., ed. International Bible Lessons for Christian Living. Uniform Series, 1949. Peloubet's Select Notes. (1948; na). "A huge work, of over eight hundred pages, full of sound learning, but a little tedious for one whose time is limited." Murphy, James G. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Psalms. James Family Christian Publishers, 1977). Critical. A classic. ~ Spurgeon, C. H. Commenting and Commentaries. (1876; Reprint ed. 1981). Nötscher, F. Die Psalmen. EchtB. ( Würzburg: Echter, 1947; na.: na., na). ( na.: na., na; Reprint ed. Minneapolis, MN:

~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). Oeming, M. Das Buch der Psalmen. Psalm 1-4. NSKAT. 13/1. ( Stuttgart: Katholisches Bibelwerk, 2000; na.: na., na).

~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). Schmidt, H. Die Psalmen. HAT. 1/15. ( Tübingen: na., 1934; na.: na., na).

~ Childs, Brevard S. Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture. (1979; na). ~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). Seybold, Klaus. Die Psalmen. HAT. 1.15. ( Tübingen: J. C. B. Mohr, 1996; na.: na., na).

~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). Tate, Marvin E. Psalms 51–100. John D. W. Watts, ed. WBC. Vol. 20. ( Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1990; na.: na., na). Conservative—Critical. Ugaritic background/shaping/style analysis. ~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library. (2006; na). ~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na). ~ Calvin Theological Seminary. Recommended Commentaries. (na; na). ~ Carroll R., M. Daniel, Hélène Dallaire, & Richard S. Hess. Annotated Old Testament Bibliography. Denver Journal. (2007; na). ~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). ~ Glynn, John. Commentary and Reference Survey: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources. (na; 10th ed. 2007). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 4th ed. 2007). Ministers/Scholarly. 4 stars. ~ Mays, James L. Psalms. Interpretation Biblical Commentary. (1994; na). ~ Prepared by the Faculty of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Basic Library Booklist. (na; Revised ed. 2005). "Contains some theological errors." ~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003). ~ Tate, Marvin E. "2004 Supplement with Update of Research and Bibliography" in Psalms 1-50. Word Biblical Commentary. (1983; 2nd ed. 2004). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). ~ Tucker, W. D., Jr. "Psalms 1: Book of," in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings. (2008; na).

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Weiser, Artur. The Psalms, A Commentary. Trans. Herbert Hartwell. OTL. ( Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Press, 1962; na.: na., na).

~ Carroll R., M. Daniel & Richard S. Hess. Annotated Old Testament Bibliography. Denver Journal. (2005; na). "Focus on annual festivals and the psalms' role in them." ~ Carroll R., M. Daniel, Hélène Dallaire, & Richard S. Hess. Annotated Old Testament Bibliography. Denver Journal. (2007; na). ~ Childs, Brevard S. Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture. (1979; na). ~ Childs, Brevard S. Old Testament Books for Pastor and Teacher. (1977; na). ~ Danker, F. W. Multipurpose Tools for Bible Study. (1960; 3rd ed, slightly revised. 1970). "Despite excessive emphasis on a 'covenant feast'" ~ Longman, Tremper, III. How to Read the Psalms. (2006; na). This commentary focuses on the theological meaning of the psalms and is often stimulating. The orientation is Barthian. Weiser tends to go overboard with his connections with a hypothetical covenant festival. ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 4th ed. 2007). " often theologically insightful. One must be aware of the neoorthodox perspective from which the author is writing " Layperson/Minister. 2 stars. ~ Mays, James L. Psalms. Interpretation Biblical Commentary. (1994; na). ~ Seybold, Klaus. "Psalms, Book of" in The Encyclopedia of Christianity. Edited by Geoffrey W. Bromiley & David B. Barrett. (1999; 2003).

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Commentaries on Psalms (Fourth Century)
(6 vols. Oxford: John Henry Parker, 1847; Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans

Augustine. Expositions on the Book of Psalms. Publishing Co, na). Conservative. [Early Catholic]

~ Childs, Brevard S. Old Testament Books for Pastor and Teacher. (1977; na). ~ Smith, Wilbur M., ed. International Bible Lessons for Christian Living. Uniform Series, 1949. Peloubet's Select Notes. (1948; na). "The best edition of this work for the next thousand years." is the first series. This is by far the greatest work on the Psalms in the Christian church (2

Chrysostom, John. St. John Chrysostom: Commentary on the Psalms. Translated with an introduction by Robert Charles Hill. vols. Brookline, MA: Holy Cross Orthodox Press, 1998; na.: na., na). [Early Catholic] Hermeneiai eis tous Psalmous.

Diodore of Tarsus. Diodore of Tarsus: Commentary on Psalms 1-51. Edited and Translated by Robert C. Hil. WGRW. ( Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2005; na.: na., na). [Antiochian School] Diodori Tarsensis Commentarii in Psalmos. Jerome, Saint. The Homilies of Saint Jerome on the Psalms. TFC. Vols. 48, 57. ( Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 1964, 1966; na.: na., na). [Early Catholic] ~ Childs, Brevard S. Old Testament Books for Pastor and Teacher. (1977; na).

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Commentaries on Psalms (Thirteenth Century)

Kimchi, Rabbi David. The Commentary of Rabbi David Kimchi on Psalms CXX-CL. Trans. & glossary by Ernest W. Nicholson & Joshua Baker. ( Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1973; na.: na., na). [Jewish] ~ Childs, Brevard S. Old Testament Books for Pastor and Teacher. (1977; na).

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Commentaries on Psalms (Sixteenth Century)

Calvin, John. Commentary on the Book of Psalms. Trans. James Anderson. CALVIN. Vols. 4-6. ( na.: na., 1557; 3 vols. Reprint ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 2003). Conservative. [French Protestant Reformer] ~ Childs, Brevard S. Old Testament Books for Pastor and Teacher. (1977; na). With reservations. ~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). ~ Mays, James L. Psalms. Interpretation Biblical Commentary. (1994; na). ~ Smith, Wilbur M., ed. International Bible Lessons for Christian Living. Uniform Series, 1949. Peloubet's Select Notes. (1948; na). "This is a monumental work, one of the finest commentaries ever done by the greatest Biblical expositor of the Reformation. Nothing appeared comparable to Calvin for the next three hundred years." ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). Luther, Martin. Complete Commentary on the First Twenty-two Psalms. Trans. H. Cole. Marshall, 1826; na.: na., na). Conservative. [German Protestant Reformer] ~ Childs, Brevard S. Old Testament Books for Pastor and Teacher. (1977; na). (2 vols. London: W. Simpkin and R.

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Commentaries on Psalms (Seventeenth Century)
( na.:

Non-Technical Exposition Baker, Richard. Meditations and disquisitions upon the First Psalm; the Pentitential Psalms; and Seven Consolating Psalms. na., 1639; Reprint ed. London: Charles Higham, 1882). Conservative. ~ Childs, Brevard S. Old Testament Books for Pastor and Teacher. (1977; na). Dickson, David. A Commentary on the Psalms. Publishers, 1980). ( London: na., 1655; 2 vols. Reprint ed. Minneapolis, MN: Klock & Klock Christian

Conservative. [Scottish Presbyterian] Devotional; Scottish Covenanter. ~ Childs, Brevard S. Old Testament Books for Pastor and Teacher. (1977; na). ~ Spurgeon, C. H. Commenting and Commentaries. (1876; Reprint ed. 1981). ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na).

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Commentaries on Psalms (Nineteenth Century)
( Edinburgh: John Greig and Son, 1864; Reprint ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel

Non-Technical Exposition Alexander, J. A. Commentary on Psalms. Publications, 1991).

Conservative. Original title, "The Psalms Translated and Explained." ~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. (1974; Reprint ed. 1985). ~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). "Worthwhile for purchase but not a first priority." ~ Spurgeon, C. H. Commenting and Commentaries. (1876; Reprint ed. 1981). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na). Cheyne, T. K. The Praises of Israel, a New Translation. Conservative. [American Reformed Episcopal] ~ Jackson, Samuel M. "A Ministerial Library." in Schaff's Theological Propaedeutic. (1894; na). Horne, George. A Commentary on the Book of Psalms. ( na.: na., na; na.: na., na). ( London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co, 1888; na.: na., na).

~ Spurgeon, C. H. Commenting and Commentaries. (1876; Reprint ed. 1981).

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Kirkpatrick, A. F. The Book of Psalms. CBSC. (3 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1890-1901; Reprint ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1982). Conservative. [Anglican Evangelical] Originally published in 3 volumes (Psalms 1-41 in 1890; Psalms 42-89 in 1895; Psalms 43-150 in 1901); 1 volume edition in 1902. ~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na). ~ Childs, Brevard S. Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture. (1979; na). ~ Childs, Brevard S. Old Testament Books for Pastor and Teacher. (1977; na). ~ Smith, Wilbur M., ed. International Bible Lessons for Christian Living. Uniform Series, 1949. Peloubet's Select Notes. (1948; na). "It is almost indispensable, and probably, all things considered, the best commentary we have for getting at the meaning of the text itself." ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na). Maclaren, Alexander. The Book of Psalms. William R. Nicoll, ed. EB. ( Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1956; Reprint ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1982). Conservative. [English Baptist] Generally published in three volumes, sometimes found in two volumes. Devotional exposition. ~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. (1974; Reprint ed. 1985). "A master treatment." ~ Childs, Brevard S. Old Testament Books for Pastor and Teacher. (1977; na). "A good example of Victorian preaching." ~ Smith, Wilbur M., ed. International Bible Lessons for Christian Living. Uniform Series, 1949. Peloubet's Select Notes. (1948; na). "For devotional exposition, superb." ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na). Maclaren, Alexander. The Psalms. MACLAREN. (2 vols. na.: na., na; Reprint ed. Minneapolis, MN: Klock & Klock Christian Publishers, 1980). Conservative. [English Baptist] ~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. 1971-1985. (1985; Reprint ed. 1987). ~ Smith, Wilbur M., ed. International Bible Lessons for Christian Living. Uniform Series, 1949. Peloubet's Select Notes. (1948; na). "Maclaren was a peer among expositors of the latter part of the nineteenth century, and his work on the Psalms is among his best." Neale, J. M., & R. F. Littledale. A Commentary on the Psalms: From Primitive and Mediaeval Writers. Masters & Co., 1884; na.: na., na). (4 vols. London: Joseph

~ Mays, James L. Psalms. Interpretation Biblical Commentary. (1994; na). Plumer, William S. Studies in the Book of Psalms. Conservative. Scroggie, W. G. A Guide to the Psalms. Conservative. [Scottish Evangelical] ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na). Scroggie, W. G. The Psalms. Conservative. [Scottish Evangelical] ~ Rosscup, James E. Commentaries for Biblical Expositors. (1966; Revised & enlarged ed. 2004). #4 Expositional Survey ~ Smith, Wilbur M., ed. International Bible Lessons for Christian Living. Uniform Series, 1949. Peloubet's Select Notes. (1948; na). "Excellent." ( Westwood, NJ: Fleming H. Revell Co, 1965; na.: na., na). ( na.: na., na; na.: na., na). ( na.: na., 1867; Reprint ed. Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth Trust, 1990).

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Spurgeon, C. H. The Treasury of David. MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1976). Conservative. [English Baptist]

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(7 vols. New York, NY: Funk & Wagnalls, 1870-1885; 3 vols. Reprint ed. Grand Rapids,

~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. (1974; Reprint ed. 1985). ~ Childs, Brevard S. Old Testament Books for Pastor and Teacher. (1977; na). "[A] reliable guide into the Puritan period." ~ Custer, Stewart. Tools for Preaching and Teaching the Bible. (1979; 2nd ed. 1998). ~ Jackson, Samuel M. "A Ministerial Library." in Schaff's Theological Propaedeutic. (1894; na). ~ Rosscup, James E. Commentaries for Biblical Expositors. (1966; Revised & enlarged ed. 2004). #1 Devotional ~ Smith, Wilbur M., ed. International Bible Lessons for Christian Living. Uniform Series, 1949. Peloubet's Select Notes. (1948; na). "This work has had an enormous circulation, and has proved a mine of treasure for many preachers. Some sneer at it, but we ought to remember the words of James Stalker, a real Biblical scholar: 'Spurgeon has far more learning than he gets credit for; he seldom misses the drift of a Psalm, and in his heaps of accumulations ther is many a remark or illustration that can be made to shine like a gem in a discourse.'" ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na). Thomas, David. The Book of Psalms Exegetically and Practically Considered. Conservative. ~ Smith, Wilbur M., ed. International Bible Lessons for Christian Living. Uniform Series, 1949. Peloubet's Select Notes. (1948; na). "This work is quite rare, but is filled with rich things. Thomas had read everything worthwhile on Psalms and on Biblical archaeology." Technical Exegesis Ainsworth, Henry. Annotations on the Psalms. ( Edinburgh: na., 1843; na.: na., na). (3 vols. London: na., 1882; na.: na., na).

Conservative. [English Congregationalist] To the Pentateuch, Psalms, and Canticles. Delitzsch, Franz. Biblical Commentary on the Psalms. Trans. Francis Bolton. K&D. Vol. 5. (2 vols. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1871; Reprint ed. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, Inc, 1996). Conservative—Critical. [German Lutheran] ~ Childs, Brevard S. Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture. (1979; na). ~ Childs, Brevard S. Old Testament Books for Pastor and Teacher. (1977; na). ~ Custer, Stewart. Tools for Preaching and Teaching the Bible. (1979; 2nd ed. 1998). ~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). ~ Mays, James L. Psalms. Interpretation Biblical Commentary. (1994; na). ~ Smith, Wilbur M., ed. International Bible Lessons for Christian Living. Uniform Series, 1949. Peloubet's Select Notes. (1948; na). "For getting at the exact meaning of the Hebrew, this is probably the best work we have on the Psalms. Only advanced students, however, should attempt to work with Delitzsch." ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). Hengstenberg, E. W. Commentar über die Psalmen. [German Lutheran] ~ Childs, Brevard S. Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture. (1979; na). Hupfeld, H. Die Psalmen übersetzt und ausgelegt. (3 Bde. Gotha: na., 1855-1862; na.: na., na). ( Berlin: na., 1843; 2nd ed. na.: na., 1849-1852).

~ Childs, Brevard S. Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture. (1979; na). Olshausen, Hermann. Die Psalmen. KK. ( Leipzig: na., 1853; na.: na., na).

~ Childs, Brevard S. Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture. (1979; na).

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Conservative. [Anglican] Good translations, outlines, notes.

OT Biblical Commentary Recommendations (Poetical Books)
(2 vols.

Perowne, J. J. Stewart. The Book of Psalms: A New Translation with Introductions and Notes Explanatory and Critical. London: Bell & Son, 1876; 2 vols. 7th ed. London: George Bell and Sons, 1890).

~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. (1974; Reprint ed. 1985). ~ Childs, Brevard S. Introduction to the Old Testament as Scripture. (1979; na). ~ Childs, Brevard S. Old Testament Books for Pastor and Teacher. (1977; na). ~ Custer, Stewart. Tools for Preaching and Teaching the Bible. (1979; 2nd ed. 1998). ~ Jackson, Samuel M. "A Ministerial Library." in Schaff's Theological Propaedeutic. (1894; na). ~ Rosscup, James E. Commentaries for Biblical Expositors. (1966; Revised & enlarged ed. 2004). #4 Detailed Exegetical ~ Smith, Wilbur M., ed. International Bible Lessons for Christian Living. Uniform Series, 1949. Peloubet's Select Notes. (1948; na). "In places inferior to Kirkpatrick, and in other places quite superior to him." ~ Spurgeon, C. H. Commenting and Commentaries. (1876; Reprint ed. 1981). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na). Wellhausen, J. [Psalmen]. ( na.: na., na; 3rd ed. na.: na., 1898).

Liberal—Critical. [German Liberal] ~ Childs, Brevard S. The Book of Exodus: A Critical, Theological Commentary. Old Testament Library. (1974; na). Wette, W. M. L. de. Commentar über die Psalmen. ( Heidelberg: na., 1811; 5th ed. Heidelberg: na., 1856).

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Commentaries on Psalm 1
( na.: na., na; na.: na., na).

Smith, Samuel. David's Blessed Man. A Commentary on Psalm 1. Conservative. [Puritan]

~ Spurgeon, C. H. Commenting and Commentaries. (1876; Reprint ed. 1981). "Very popular in its day, and worthily so."

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Commentaries on Psalm 23
( Westwood, NJ: Fleming H. Revell Co, 1953; Westwood, NJ:

Allen, Charles L. The Twenty-Third Psalm: an interpretation. Fleming H. Revell Co, 1951).

Boreham, Frank W. Psalm 23 – The Shepherd Psalm. Conservative.

( London: Epworth Press, 1954; na.: na., na).

Davis, John J. The Perfect Shepherd: Studies in the Twenty-Third Psalm. na.: na., na). Conservative. [American Evangelical]

( Winona Lake, IN: Brethren Missionary Herald, 1979;

~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. 1971-1985. (1985; Reprint ed. 1987). Evans, William. The Shepherd Psalm. Conservative. Henderson, George. The Pearl of the Psalms. Conservative. Keller, Phillip. A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23. Conservative. Ketcham, Robert T. I Shall Not Want. Conservative. ( Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 1953; na.: na., na). ( Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1970; na.: na., na). ( Edinburgh: Barbour Publishing, na; na.: na., na). ( Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 1932; na.: na., na).

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King, Guy. All through the day. Conservative. Meyer, F. B. The Shepherd Psalm. Conservative.

OT Biblical Commentary Recommendations (Poetical Books)
( London: Church Book Room Press, 1948; na.: na., na).

( na.: na., na; Reprint ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1991).

Owen, George Frederick. The Shepherd Psalm of Palestine. na., na). Conservative. Barber, "Rich and rewarding."

( Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1958; na.:

Robinson, Haddon W. The Good Shepherd: Reflections on Psalm 23. Conservative. ~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. (1974; Reprint ed. 1985). Roper, David. The Song of a Passionate Heart: Psalm 23. Conservative. Slemming, C.W. He Leadeth Me. Conservative. Stalker, James. The Psalm of Psalms. Conservative. [Scottish Free Presbyterian]

( Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 1968; na.: na., na).

( Grand Rapids, MI: Discovery House Publishers, 1994; na.: na., na).

( Fort Washington, PA: Christian Literature Crusade, 1973; na.: na., na).

( New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913; na.: na., na).

Stevenson, John. The Lord Our Shepherd: An Exposition of the Twenty-Third Psalm. Conservative.

( New York, NY: Carter, 1845; na.: na., na).

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Commentaries on Psalm 116
( na.: na., na; na.: na., na).

Gouge, William. The Saint's Sacrifice. Commentary on Psalm 116.

Conservative. [Puritan] Leigh, "Gouge was a learned and pious divine, and a good text-man: he was counted (whilst he lived) the father of the London ministers." ~ Spurgeon, C. H. Commenting and Commentaries. (1876; Reprint ed. 1981). "Gouge has often given us a hint. He was a man of great learning."

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Commentaries on Psalms 120-134: The Pilgrim Psalms
( London: Daldy, Isbister, & Co., 1874; Reprint ed. Minneapolis, MN: Klock & Klock Christian

Cox, Samuel. The Pilgrim Psalms. Publishers, 1983). Conservative. [English Congregationalist]

~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. 1971-1985. (1985; Reprint ed. 1987). Kaiser, Walter C., Jr. The Journey Isn't Over. Conservative. [American Evangelical] Peterson, Eugene. A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society. Press, 1980; na.: na., na). Conservative. Thomas, Derek. Making the Most of your Devotional Life: Meditations on the Psalms of Ascent. Press, 2001; na.: na., na). Conservative. ( Darlington, England: Evangelical ( Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity ( Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1993; na.: na., na).

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Commentaries on Psalm 130
( Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth Trust, 2006; na.: na., na).

Non-Technical Exposition Winslow, Octavius. Soul-Depths & Soul-Heights: Sermons on Psalm 130. Conservative.

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Commentaries on Psalm 139
( na.: na., na; na.: na., na).

Young, E. J. Psalm 139: a Devotional & Expository study. Conservative. [Presbyterian] Printed 1/31/2011

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Conservative.

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Special Topics in Psalms
( na.: na., na; na.: na., na).

Alexander, William. The Witness of the Psalms to Christ and Christianity.

Bonar, Andrew A. Christ & His Church in the Book of Psalms: 150 Inspirational Studies. Conservative. [Scottish Free Presbyterian]

( New York, NY: na., 1861; na.: na., na).

~ Smith, Wilbur M., ed. International Bible Lessons for Christian Living. Uniform Series, 1949. Peloubet's Select Notes. (1948; na). "A rare work, filled with precious thoughts, as one would expect from Bonar." ~ Spurgeon, C. H. Commenting and Commentaries. (1876; Reprint ed. 1981). ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na). Harris, A. E. The Psalms Outlined. ( Philadelphia, PA: na., 1925; na.: na., na).

~ Smith, Wilbur M., ed. International Bible Lessons for Christian Living. Uniform Series, 1949. Peloubet's Select Notes. (1948; na). Ker, John H. The Psalms in History and Biography. ( Edinburgh: na., 1886; na.: na., na).

~ Smith, Wilbur M., ed. International Bible Lessons for Christian Living. Uniform Series, 1949. Peloubet's Select Notes. (1948; na). Lewis, C. S. Reflections on the Psalms. Conservative. [Anglican] ~ Longman, Tremper, III. How to Read the Psalms. Specifically his chapter on "Second Meanings." Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn. Faith on Trial. ( na.: na., na; na.: na., na). (2006; na). ( London: Collins, 1961; na.: na., na).

Conservative. [British Calvinistic Congregationalist] Barber, "Warm, devotional meditations on Psalm 73." ~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. (1974; Reprint ed. 1985). ~ Custer, Stewart. Tools for Preaching and Teaching the Bible. (1979; 2nd ed. 1998). Peters, John P. The Psalms as Liturgies. ( New York, NY: na., 1922; na.: na., na).

~ Smith, Wilbur M., ed. International Bible Lessons for Christian Living. Uniform Series, 1949. Peloubet's Select Notes. (1948; na). Pierson, Thomas. Excellent Encouragements against Afflictions. Commentary on Psalms 27, 84, 85, and 87. na., na). Conservative. [Puritan] Calamy, "A burning and shining light, indefatigable in the ministry of the Gospel." Power, P. B. The 'I Wills' of the Psalms. ( na.: na., 1858; Reprint ed. Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth Trust, 1985). ( na.: na., na; na.:

~ Longman, Tremper, III. How to Read the Psalms.

(2006; na).

Prothero, R. E. The Psalms in Human Life. ELS. ( na.: na., 1903; na.: na., na).

~ Smith, Wilbur M., ed. International Bible Lessons for Christian Living. Uniform Series, 1949. Peloubet's Select Notes. (1948; na). Stoddart, Jane T. The Psalms for Every Day, with One Thousand Illustrations from Life and Literature. na.: na., na). ( Nashville, TN: na., na;

~ Smith, Wilbur M., ed. International Bible Lessons for Christian Living. Uniform Series, 1949. Peloubet's Select Notes. (1948; na).

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Waddy, Stacy. Homes of the Psalms.

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( London: na., 1928; na.: na., na).

~ Smith, Wilbur M., ed. International Bible Lessons for Christian Living. Uniform Series, 1949. Peloubet's Select Notes. (1948; na).

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Commentaries on Proverbs
( Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1983;

Non-Technical Exposition Alden, Robert L. Proverbs: A Commentary on an Ancient Book of Timeless Advice. na.: na., na). Conservative. Foreword by Haddon W. Robinson. ~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na). ~ Prepared by the Faculty of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Basic Library Booklist. (na; Revised ed. 2005). ~ Stitzinger, James F. "Study Tools for Expository Preaching," in Rediscovering Expository Preaching. (1992; 2002). Garrett, Duane A. Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs. NAC. Vol. 14. ( Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman, 1993; na.: na., na). Conservative. Careful exposition. ~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na). ~ Custer, Stewart. Tools for Preaching and Teaching the Bible. (1979; 2nd ed. 1998). Proverbs, Ecclesiastes. ~ Prepared by the Faculty of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Basic Library Booklist. (na; Revised ed. 2005). Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon Hubbard, David A. Proverbs. MOT. Vol. 15A. ( Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1989; na.: na., na). Conservative. ~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). "Worthwhile for purchase but not a first priority." ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 3rd ed. 2003). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). Kidner, Derek. The Proverbs: An Introduction and Commentary. TOTC. Vol. 15. ( Chicago, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1964; Reprint ed. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1975). Conservative. [Anglican] ~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na). ~ Custer, Stewart. Tools for Preaching and Teaching the Bible. (1979; 2nd ed. 1998). ~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 3rd ed. 2003). ~ Stuart, Douglas K. A Guide to Selecting and Using Bible Commentaries. (1990; na). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na). Kidner, Derek. The Wisdom of Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes. Conservative. [Anglican] Koptak, Paul E. Proverbs. NIVAC. ( Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 2003; na.: na., na). Conservative. ~ Prepared by the Faculty of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Basic Library Booklist. (na; Revised ed. 2005). Lawson, George. Exposition of Proverbs. Conservative. ~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. 1971-1985. (1985; Reprint ed. 1987). ( na.: na., na; Reprint ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1981). ( na.: na., na; na.: na., na).

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Conservative.

OT Biblical Commentary Recommendations (Poetical Books)

Ross, Allen P. "Proverbs." Frank E. Gaebelein, ed. EBC. Vol. 5. ( Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1991; Reprint ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Regency Reference Library, 1995).

~ Prepared by the Faculty of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Basic Library Booklist. (na; Revised ed. 2005). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). Steveson, Peter A. Commentary on Proverbs. Conservative. ~ Prepared by the Faculty of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Basic Library Booklist. (na; Revised ed. 2005). Van Leeuwen, Raymond. “Proverbs.” Leander E. Keck et al., eds. NInterpB. Vol. 5. ( Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1997; na.: na., na). Liberal. ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). Wardlaw, Ralph. Lectures on the Book of Proverbs. J. S. Wardlaw, ed. ( na.: na., na; 3 vols. Reprint ed. Minneapolis, MN: Klock & Klock Christian Publishers, 1981). Conservative. ~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. 1971-1985. (1985; Reprint ed. 1987). Technical Exegesis Fox, Michael V. Proverbs 1-9: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. AB. Vol. 18A. ( New York, NY: Doubleday, 2000; na.: na., na). Critical. ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). Greenstone, Julius Hillel. Proverbs. Critical. ~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. (1974; Reprint ed. 1985). McKane, William. Proverbs: A New Approach. OTL. Vol. 17. ( Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Press, 1970; na.: na., na). Critical. ~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na). ~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 3rd ed. 2003). Murphy, Roland E. Proverbs. John D. W. Watts, ed. WBC. Vol. 22. ( Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishing, 1998; na.: na., na). Critical. ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). Perdue, Leo G. Proverbs. Patrick D. Miller, ed. IBC. ( Louisville, KY: John Knox Press, 2000; na.: na., na). Liberal. ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). Waltke, Bruce K. The Book of Proverbs. Robert L. Hubbard, Jr., Gen. Editor. NICOT. (2 vols. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2004-2005; na.: na., na). Conservative. [American Presbyterian] ~ Prepared by the Faculty of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Basic Library Booklist. (na; Revised ed. 2005). Whybray, R. N. Proverbs. NCBC. ( Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1994; na.: na., na). Critical. Textual criticism/literary context. ~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). ( na.: na., na; na.: na., na). ( Greenville, SC: Bob Jones University Press, 2001; na.: na., na).

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Commentaries on Proverbs (Sixteenth Century and Prior)
( na.: na., 1596; na.: na., na).

Muffet, Peter. A Commentary on the whole Book of Proverbs.

~ Spurgeon, C. H. Commenting and Commentaries. (1876; Reprint ed. 1981). "Homely, but not very striking. Mr. Nichol's choice of commentators for reprinting was not a wise one." Non-Technical Exposition Muffet, Peter & John Cotton. Proverbs, Ecclesiastes & Song of Solomon. NS. ( na.: na., na; na.: na., na). Conservative.

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Commentaries on Proverbs (Seventeenth Century)
( na.: na., 1608-1609; na.: na., na).

Dod, John. A Plaine and Familiar Exposition of Proverbs, Chapters IX. to XVII. [English Puritan]

~ Spurgeon, C. H. Commenting and Commentaries. (1876; Reprint ed. 1981). Jermin, Michael. Paraphrastical Meditations upon the Book of Proverbs. ( na.: na., 1638; na.: na., na).

~ Spurgeon, C. H. Commenting and Commentaries. (1876; Reprint ed. 1981).

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Commentaries on Proverbs (Nineteenth Century)
( na.: na., 1819; na.: na., na).

Holden, George. An Attempt Towards an Improved Translation, with Notes, &c.

~ Spurgeon, C. H. Commenting and Commentaries. (1876; Reprint ed. 1981). Non-Technical Exposition Arnot, William. Studies in Proverbs. ( na.: na., 1858; Reprint ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1986).

Conservative. Reprint of the 1884 ed. published by T. Nelson, London under title: Laws from Heaven for life on earth. ~ Spurgeon, C. H. Commenting and Commentaries. (1876; Reprint ed. 1981). ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na). Bridges, Charles. A Commentary on Proverbs. GENEVA. ( na.: na., 1850; Reprint ed. Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth Trust, 1968). Conservative. ~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. (1974; Reprint ed. 1985). ~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 3rd ed. 2003). ~ Spurgeon, C. H. Commenting and Commentaries. (1876; Reprint ed. 1981). "The best work on the Proberbs." ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na). Thomas, David. Studies in Proverbs: expository and homiletical commentary. Publications, 1982). Conservative. Technical Exegesis Delitzsch, Franz. Biblical Commentary on the Proverbs of Solomon. Trans. M. G. Easton. K&D. Vol. 6. ( Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1871; 3 vols. Reprint ed. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, Inc, 1996). Conservative—Critical. [German Lutheran] ~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na). ~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na). ( na.: na., na; Reprint ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel

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Critical. [Southern Baptist]

OT Biblical Commentary Recommendations (Poetical Books)

Toy, C. H. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Proverbs. ICC. ( Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1899; Reprint ed. Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 2000).

~ Danker, F. W. Multipurpose Tools for Bible Study. (1960; 3rd ed, slightly revised. 1970).

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Commentaries on Ecclesiastes

Non-Technical Exposition Davidson, Robert. Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon. OTDSB. ( Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Press, 1987; na.: na., na). Conservative. ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 3rd ed. 2003). Eaton, Michael. Ecclesiastes: An Introduction and Commentary. TOTC. Vol. 16. ( Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1983; na.: na., na). Conservative. ~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 3rd ed. 2003). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). Fox, Michael V. A Time to Tear Down and a Time to Build Up: A Rereading of Ecclesiastes. Publishing Co, 1999; na.: na., na). ( Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans

~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). Glenn, Donald R. Ecclesiastes. John F. Walvoord & Roy B. Zuck, eds. BKCOT. ( Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1985; na.: na., na). Conservative. ~ Prepared by the Faculty of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Basic Library Booklist. (na; Revised ed. 2005). Hubbard, David A. Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon. MOT. Vol. 15B. ( Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1991; na.: na., na). Conservative. ~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 3rd ed. 2003). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). Jennings, Frederick C. Old Groans and New Songs. Conservative. Devotional studies Kaiser, Walter C., Jr. Ecclesiastes: Total Life. EvBC. ( Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 1979; na.: na., na). Conservative. [American Evangelical] ~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na). ~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. 1971-1985. (1985; Reprint ed. 1987). ~ Stitzinger, James F. "Study Tools for Expository Preaching," in Rediscovering Expository Preaching. (1992; 2002). ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na). Kidner, Derek. The Message of Ecclesiastes, A Time to Mourn and a Time to Dance. J. A. Emerton, ed. BST. ( Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1976; Reprint ed. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, na). Conservative. [Anglican] ~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na). ~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 3rd ed. 2003). ~ Stuart, Douglas K. A Guide to Selecting and Using Bible Commentaries. (1990; na). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na). ( na.: na., na; na.: na., na).

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Leupold, H. C. Exposition of Ecclesiastes. Conservative. [American Lutheran] Layman/Expositional.

OT Biblical Commentary Recommendations (Poetical Books)
( Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1952; na.: na., na).

~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na). ~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. (1974; Reprint ed. 1985). ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na). MacDonald, William. Enjoying Ecclesiastes. Conservative. ~ Spurgeon, C. H. Commenting and Commentaries. (1876; Reprint ed. 1981). ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na). Provan, Iain. Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs: From Biblical Text...to Contemporary Life. NIVAC. ( Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 2001; na.: na., na). Conservative. [American Evangelical] ~ Prepared by the Faculty of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Basic Library Booklist. (na; Revised ed. 2005). Song of Solomon. ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). Whybray, R. N. Ecclesiastes. NCBC. ( Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1989; na.: na., na). Conservative. ~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 3rd ed. 2003). ~ Stuart, Douglas K. A Guide to Selecting and Using Bible Commentaries. (1990; na). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). Technical Exegesis Barton, George Aaron. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Ecclesiastes. ICC. ( Edinburgh: T & T Clark, na; na.: na., na). Critical. ~ Danker, F. W. Multipurpose Tools for Bible Study. (1960; 3rd ed, slightly revised. 1970). Crenshaw, James L. Ecclesiastes: A Commentary. OTL. ( Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Press, 1987; na.: na., na). Critical. ~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 3rd ed. 2003). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). Gingsberg, Harold Louis. Studies in Koheleth. Critical. Gordis, Robert. Koheleth: The Man and His World: A Study of Ecclesiastes. Conservative. ~ Danker, F. W. Multipurpose Tools for Bible Study. (1960; 3rd ed, slightly revised. 1970). ~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). "Worthwhile for purchase but not a first priority." ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 3rd ed. 2003). ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na). Krüger, Thomas. Qoheleth. Herm. ( Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2004; na.: na., na). Critical. ~ Prepared by the Faculty of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Basic Library Booklist. (na; Revised ed. 2005). "Contains some theological errors." Lohfink, Norbert. Qoheleth. Trans. Sean McEvenue. ConC. ( Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Press, na; na.: na., na). Liberal—Critical. Printed 1/31/2011 ( na.: na., na; na.: na., na). ( na.: na., na; na.: na., na). ( na.: na., na; na.: na., na).

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Conservative. [American Evangelical]

OT Biblical Commentary Recommendations (Poetical Books)

Longman, Tremper, III. The Book of Ecclesiastes. Robert L. Hubbard, Jr., Gen. Editor. NICOT. ( Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1997; na.: na., na).

~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na). ~ Prepared by the Faculty of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Basic Library Booklist. (na; Revised ed. 2005). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). MacDonald, James M. The Book of Ecclesiastes Explained. Publishers, 1982). Conservative. ~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. 1971-1985. (1985; Reprint ed. 1987). Murphy, Roland E. Ecclesiastes. John D. W. Watts, ed. WBC. Vol. 23A. ( Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1992; na.: na., na). Critical. ~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). Seow, C. L. Ecclesiastes: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. AB. ( Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co, 1997; na.: na., na). Liberal—Critical. Holds to a non-Solomonic author. ~ Prepared by the Faculty of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Basic Library Booklist. (na; Revised ed. 2005). "Contains some theological errors." ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). ( na.: na., na; Reprint ed. Minneapolis, MN: Klock & Klock Christian

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Commentaries on Ecclesiastes (Seventeenth Century)
( Edinburgh: na., 1694; na.: na., na).

Non-Technical Exposition Nisbet, Alexander. An Exposition with Practical Observations upon the Book of Ecclesiastes. Conservative. Spurgeon - "It is as heavy as it is weighty."

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Commentaries on Ecclesiastes (Nineteenth Century)

Non-Technical Exposition Bridges, Charles. A Commentary on Ecclesiastes. GENEVA. ( na.: na., 1860; Reprint ed. Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth Trust, 1992). Conservative. ~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). "Worthwhile for purchase but not a first priority." ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 3rd ed. 2003). ~ Spurgeon, C. H. Commenting and Commentaries. (1876; Reprint ed. 1981). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na). Cox, Samuel. "The Book of Ecclesiastes." William R. Nicoll, ed. EB. ( na.: na., na; Reprint ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1982). Conservative. [English Congregationalist] ~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. (1974; Reprint ed. 1985). Wardlaw, Ralph. Exposition of Ecclesiastes. 1982). Conservative. ~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. 1971-1985. (1985; Reprint ed. 1987). ( na.: na., 1868; Reprint ed. Minneapolis, MN: Klock & Klock Christian Publishers,

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Technical Exegesis Conservative. [German Lutheran]

OT Biblical Commentary Recommendations (Poetical Books)

Delitzsch, Franz. Commentary on the Song of Songs and Ecclesiastes. K&D. ( Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1871; Reprint ed. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, Inc, 1996).

~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). Hengstenberg, E. W. Commentary on Ecclesiastes. Trans. D. W. Simon. Wipf & Stock, 1998). Conservative—Critical. [German Lutheran] ~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. (1974; Reprint ed. 1985). ~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). ~ Spurgeon, C. H. Commenting and Commentaries. (1876; Reprint ed. 1981). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na). ( Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1860; Reprint ed. Eugene, OR:

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Special Topics in Ecclesiastes
( na.: na., na; na.: na., na).

Fox, M. V. Qohelet and His Contradictions.

~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 3rd ed. 2003). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 3rd ed. 2003).

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Critical Works on the Song of Solomon
( Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, 1985; na.: na.,

Fox, Michael V. The Song of Songs and the Ancient Egyptian Love Songs. na).

~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na).

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Commentaries on Song of Solomon

The Song of Songs: Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators. Richard A. Norris, ed. ChB. ( Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, na; na.: na., na).

Non-Technical Exposition Burrowes, George. Commentary on the Song of Solomon. Conservative. Warm-hearted exposition. ~ Custer, Stewart. Tools for Preaching and Teaching the Bible. (1979; 2nd ed. 1998). "A warm-hearted exposition." ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na). ( na.: na., na; na.: na., na).

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Conservative.

OT Biblical Commentary Recommendations (Poetical Books)

Carr, G. Lloyd. The Song of Solomon: An Introduction and Commentary. TOTC. Vol. 17. ( Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1984; na.: na., na).

~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na). ~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 3rd ed. 2003). ~ Prepared by the Faculty of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Basic Library Booklist. (na; Revised ed. 2005). ~ Stitzinger, James F. "Study Tools for Expository Preaching," in Rediscovering Expository Preaching. (1992; 2002). ~ Stuart, Douglas K. A Guide to Selecting and Using Bible Commentaries. (1990; na). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na). Deere, Jack S. Song of Songs. John F. Walvoord & Roy B. Zuck, eds. BKCOT. ( Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1985; na.: na., na). Conservative. ~ Prepared by the Faculty of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Basic Library Booklist. (na; Revised ed. 2005). Gledhill, Tom. The Message of the Song of Songs, The Lyrics of Love. J. A. Emerton, ed. BST. ( Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1994; Reprint ed. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, na). Conservative. ~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 3rd ed. 2003). *Five-star rated commentary. ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). Glickman, S. Craig. A Song For Lovers. Conservative. ~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na). ~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. 1971-1985. (1985; Reprint ed. 1987). Longman, Tremper, III. Song of Songs. Robert L. Hubbard, Jr., Gen. Editor. NICOT. ( Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2001; na.: na., na). Conservative. [American Evangelical] ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). Patterson, Paige. Song of Solomon. Conservative. ~ Akin, Daniel L. Building a Theological Library: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. (na; na). Taylor, J. Hudson. Union and Communion. Conservative. Technical Exegesis Garrett, Duane A., et al. Song of Solomon & Lamentations. John D. W. Watts, ed. WBC. ( Dallas, TX: Word Books, na; na.: na., na). Critical. Ginsburg, Christian David. Choeleth and Song of Songs. Critical. Gordis, Robert. Song of Songs and Lamentations: A Study, Modern Translation and Commentary. New York, NY: Ktav Publishing House, 1974). Conservative. ~ Danker, F. W. Multipurpose Tools for Bible Study. (1960; 3rd ed, slightly revised. 1970). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). ( na.: na., 1954; Revised ed. ( na.: na., na; na.: na., na). ( na.: na., na; na.: na., na). ( Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 1986; na.: na., na). ( Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1976; na.: na., na).

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Liberal—Critical.

OT Biblical Commentary Recommendations (Poetical Books)

Keel, Othmar. Song of Songs. Trans. Frederick J.Gaiser. ConC. ( Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1994; na.: na., na).

~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 3rd ed. 2003). *Five-star rated commentary. ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). Murphy, Roland E. The Song of Songs: A Commentary on the Book of Canticles or the Song of Songs. S. Dean McBride, Jr., ed. Herm. ( Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1990; na.: na., na). Liberal—Critical. ~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). ~ Stuart, Douglas K. A Guide to Selecting and Using Bible Commentaries. (1990; na). ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). Pope, Marvin H. Song of Songs: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary. AB. Vol. 7C. ( Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co, 1977; na.: na., na). Liberal—Critical. ~ Evans, John F. A Guide to Biblical Commentaries and Reference Works. (na; 5th ed, revised. na). ~ Longman, Tremper, III. Old Testament Commentary Survey. (1991; 3rd ed. 2003). *Five-star rated commentary. ~ Prepared by the Faculty of Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. Basic Library Booklist. (na; Revised ed. 2005). "Contains some theological errors." ~ The Buswell Library. Selected Old Testament Commentaries. (7 May, 2002; na). Pouget, Guillaume & Jean Guitton. The Canticle of Canticles. Trans. Joseph F. Lilly. ( na.: na., na; na.: na., na).

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Commentaries on Song of Solomon (Seventeenth Century)

Non-Technical Exposition Durham, James. The Song of Solomon. GENEVA. ( na.: na., na; Reprint ed. Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth Trust, na). Conservative. [Scottish Covenanter] "Clovis Cantici: or An Exposition of the Song of Solomon." ~ Barber, Cyril J. The Minister's Library. 1971-1985. (1985; Reprint ed. 1987). ~ Vincent, Robert & Tim Leaman. Compilation of Commentaries on the Books of the Bible. (na; na).

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