Item description for Commentary-Psalms V1 (NIV App Comm) by Gerald H. Wilson...
Overview Psalms Vol. 1, which is part of the NIV Application Commentary Series, helps readers learn how the message of the Psalms can have the same power impact today that it did when they were first written.
Perhaps more clearly than any other part of the biblical canon, the Psalms are human words directed to God. Yet, through the Holy Spirit, these honest, sometimes brutal words return to us as the Word of God. Their agonies and exaltations reflect more than the human condition in which they were created. Within the context of the canonical Psalter, they become the source of divine guidance, challenge, confrontation, and comfort. However, it is possible to misapply them. How can we use the Psalms in a way that faithfully connects God s meaning in them and his intentions for them with our circumstances today? Drawing on over twenty years of study in the book of Psalms, Dr. Gerald H. Wilson reveals the links between the Bible and our present times. While he considers each psalm in itself, Wilson goes much further, examining whole groups of psalms and, ultimately, the entire Psalter, its purpose, and its use from the days of Hebrew temple worship onward through church history. In so doing, Wilson opens our eyes to ageless truths for our twenty-first-century lives. Most Bible commentaries take us on a one-way trip from our world to the world of the Bible. But they leave us there, assuming that we can somehow make the return journey on our own. They focus on the original meaning of the passage but don t discuss its contemporary application. The information they offer is valuable but the job is only half done The NIV Application Commentary Series helps bring both halves of the interpretive task together. This unique, award-winning series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into our postmodern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it speaks powerfully today."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.33" Width: 6.32" Height: 2.1" Weight: 3.05 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2002
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series NIV Application Commentary
ISBN 0310206359 ISBN13 9780310206354 UPC 025986206352
Availability 0 units.
More About Gerald H. Wilson
Gerald H. Wilson (1945-2005) received his PhD from Yale University and was professor of Old Testament and biblical Hebrew at Azusa Pacific University. He wrote "The Editing of the Hebrew Psalter" and numerous articles for journals, encyclopedias, and reviews.
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Application Feb 23, 2006
The commentaries of NIVAC series offer three steps for Biblical text application: 1. Original meaning. There author gives some elements of exegesis and original language. 2. Bridging contexts. There author connects Biblical context with contemporary context. 3. Contemporary significance. In this section author tries to find application of Biblical message for contemporary issues and problems. These three steps are applied for each Psalm. This is not an expostory or critical commentary. If somebody is looking for deeper grammatical analisis or critical issues of the Biblical text, he must find another commentary. I expected to find there application of Psalms for contemporary issues. Partly my expectations are fulfilled. There author gives some great ideas, but some - are weak. Nevertheless I give five stars because each idea for application may be a beginning for discussion and this is important for preparation of Bible lessons and/or sermons.