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Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 20, Psalms 51-100 (tate), 608pp [Hardcover]

By Marvin E. Tate (Author), Thomas Nelson Publishers (Author) & Wally Armstrong (Author)
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The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship, from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.

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The middle section of the Hebrew Psalter has long been regarded as an inspiring anthology of ancient religious poetry. Within this part of the Sepher Tehillim or Book of Praises, are 11 of the 12 psalms of Asaph (73-83), one of Solomon's two (72), the sole offerings of Ethan (89) and Moses (90), and four of the songs ascribed to the sons of Korah-not to mention the many assigned to David.

Dr. Marvin Tate's distinctive commentary traces all the biographical, historical, literary, and practical concepts of these middle psalms and demonstrates how the purpose of each one unfolds.

Psalms 51-100, Volume 20 of the Word Biblical Commentary series, furnishes readers with a wealth of information: a thorough, up-to-date bibliography preceding each psalm the author's fresh translation of the Hebrew text Form/Structure/Setting notes which expand the translation extensive comments on the text explanations of the pertinent observations of the author

Dr. Tate has also attempted to present various views of passages in which differences of opinion exist.

This work, the middle commentary of Word Biblical Commentary's three-volume study of the Psalter, mirrors the opposing emotions so often evident in life: sorrow-joy, love-hate, and faith-fear. A careful reading of Psalms 51-100 will stimulate a deeper appreciation for this religious poetry while augmenting the value of personal Bible study.

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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Pages   589
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.75" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Weight:   2.2 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2000
Publisher   Thomas Nelson
Series  Word Biblical Commentary  
Series Number  20  
ISBN  0849902193  
ISBN13  9780849902192  

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More About Marvin E. Tate, Thomas Nelson Publishers & Wally Armstrong

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Marvin E. Tate is Senior Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. As the author of the WBC volume on Psalms 51-100, he was the logical choice to review and update Dr. Craigie's earlier work on this present volume. Professor Tate also wrote Proverbs for the Broadman Bible Commentary, as well as numerous Old Testament-related articles for periodicals and journals. He was a member of the translation team for the Old Testament section of the New International Version of the Bible. He received his B.A. at Ouachita Baptist University and a B.D. and Ph.D. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has done post-doctoral studies at Oxford University, the Ecumenical Institute of Jerusalem, and the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research in Collegeville, Minnesota.

Marvin E. Tate currently resides in Louisville, in the state of Kentucky.

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Tate's not Craigie  Nov 7, 2005
Peter Craigie was supposed to have done a commentary on all the Psalms but as has been mentioned, "his untimely death" prevented that from happening. Two other writers completed the task: Marvin Tate for Psalms 51-100, Leslie Allen for 101-150.

One of the reviewers referred to Craigie's work as "scholarly and evangelical." Another called it an "inspiring, intelligent, and faithful survey." I agree completely. When I saw that Craigie had done a commentary on the Psalms, I immediately purchased volume 19 in this series because I had previously used his commentary on Deuteronomy and found it invaluable in a two-year series of Bible studies we did on Deuteronomy.

I figured the editors of the series must have tried to maintain consistency when Tate and Allen continued Craigie's work.

I am not as happy with Tate's volume as I was with Craigie's. Of course, this volume is full of scholarly notes on the text and the language and the theological/literary/historical/liturgical contexts of the psalms. As was Craigie's volume. However, Tate, in his commendable effort to bring a great quantity of detailed information about each psalm's theological/literary/historical/liturgical context, often left me with the impression that there is no clear idea of what the psalm was meant to do. Psalm after psalm is analyzed in this way. While the application of the Scripture is not necessarily the main task of a commentary, I found Craigie's approach less abstract, more practical. Tate also seems rather fond of pointing out in his explanations how psalms relate to "old mythical ideas." And the point of that is . . . ?

If I read Calvin, Luther, Boice, or Craigie on the Psalms, I am informed and edified. I greatly appreciate the detailed knowledge that Tate provides, but often, after reading Tate, I had no feel for the effect that the psalms actually had not only on Israel but on Christians over the centuries.

I bought volume 20 (Tate) in this series because of Craigie's volume 19. I have found the information in Tate helpful at times, and I know that whatever the Lord does is right and best, but I tend to wish that Craigie had been allowed to complete the commentary.

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