Psalms


Verse-by-Verse Commentaries:

Joseph A. Alexander, Commentary on the Psalms, Kregel, 1991.***1/2
Peter Craigie, Psalms 1-50 (Word), Word Books, 1983.
Mitchell Dahood, Psalms (Anchor--3 vols.), Doubleday, 1965. ***
Derek Kidner, Psalms 1-72 (Tyndale), Inter Varsity, 1973.***
________ Psalms 73-150 (Tyndale), Inter Varsity, 1975.***
Hans-Joachim Kraus, Psalms (Continental Commentary, 2 vols.), Fortress, 1994.***
J. Clinton McCann, "Psalms" in The New Interpreter's Bible, vol. IV, Abingdon, 1996.
Willem A. VanGemeren, "Psalms" in Expositor's Bible Commentary, 5, Zondervan, 1991.

Monographs, Compilations, and Studies:

Leslie C. Allen, Psalms (Word Biblical Themes), Word Books, 1987.
Andrew A. Bonar, Christ and His Church in the Book of Psalms, Kregel Publications, 1978.
Walter Brueggemann, The Message of the Psalms, Fortress, 1991.
Robert L. Cole, The Shape and Message of Book III, Sheffield Academic Press, 2000.
Pius Drijvers, The Psalms: Their Structure and Meaning, Burns & Oates, 1965. ****
J. Clinton McCann (ed.), The Shape and The Shaping of the Psalter (JSOT Sup, 159), Sheffield Academic Press, 1993. ***1/2
David C. Mitchell, The Message of the Psalter: An Eschatological Programme in the Book of Psalms, Sheffield Academic, 1999.
Paul R. Raabe,
Psalm Structures: A Study of Psalms with Refrains (JSOT Sup, 104),Sheffield Academic Press, 1990.
Claus Westermann, Praise and Lament in the Psalms, John Knox Press, 1981.
________
The Psalms: Structure, Content & Message, Augsburg Publishing House, 1980.
Hans-Joachim Kraus, Theology of the Psalms, Fortress, 1992. ****
Leopold Sabourin, The Psalms, Their Origin & Meaning, Alba House, 1969.
Jerry E. Shepherd, The Book of Psalms As The Book of Christ: A Christo-Canonical Approach to the Book of Psalms, Westminster
____ Theological Seminary Dissertation, 1995.
Bruce Waltke, The Book of Psalms, Westminster Media, tape series.

Articles and Essays:

Robert L. Alden, "Chiastic Psalms." (three parts)
____ "I: A Study in the Mechanics of Semitic Poetry in Psalms 1–50," JETS 17 (1974) 11-28.
____ "II: A Study in the Mechanics of Semitic Poetry in Psalms 51–100," JETS 19 (1976): 191-200.
____ "III: A Study in the Mechanics of Semitic Poetry in Psalms 101–150," JETS 21 (1978) 199-210.
M. L. Barrť and J. Kselmann, "New Exodus, Covenant, and Restoration in Psalm 23" in The Word of the Lord Shall Go Forth: A Festschrift
____ for David Noel Freedman (American Schools or Oriental Research Spec. Vol. 1.1) ed. C. L. Meyers and M. O'Connor, Eisenbrauns,
____ 1980: 97-127.
Adele Berlin, "On the Interpretation of Psalm 133" in Directions in Biblical Hebrew Poetry (JSOT Sup, 40) ed. E. R. Follis, JSOT Press, 1987:
____ 141-147.
________ "The Rhetoric of Psalm 145" in Biblical and Related Studies Presented to Samuel Iwry (ed. A. Kort and S. Morschauser), Eisenbrauns,
____ 1985: 17-22.
Wim A. Beuken, "Psalm 47: Structure and Drama" in Remembering All the Way: A Collection of Old Testament Studies (Oudtestamentische
____ StudiŽn, 21) ed. Bertril Albrektson et al, E. J. Brill, 1981: 38-54.
Peter E. Enns, "Creation and Re-Creation: Psalm 95 and Its Interpretation in Hebrews 3:1-4:13," WTJ 55:2 (Fall 1993): 255-280.
Jan P. Fokkelman, "The Structure of Psalm lxviii" in In Quest of the Past: Studies on Israelite Religion, Literature and Prophetism
____ (Oudtestamentische StudiŽn, 26) ed. A. S. van der Woude, E. J. Brill, 1990: 72-83.
Mark Futato, "Suffering as the Path to Glory: The Book of Psalms Speaks Today," Modern Reformation 8 (1999): 24-27.
________ "The Psalms: Word of God, Words of Man," from The Word of God and the God of the Word (Westminster Prospective
____ Student Conference, 1998), tape.
Tremper Longman III, "Psalm 98: A Divine Warrior Victory Song," JETS 27 (1984): 267-274.
Alex Luc, "Interpreting The Curses In The Psalms," JETS 42 (1999) 395-410.
Richard D. Patterson, "A Multiplex Approach to Psalm 45," GTJ 6 (1985): 29-48.
Geerhardus Vos, "The Eschatology of the Psalter" in The Pauline Eschatology, Presbyterian & Reformed, 2000: 323-365.
________ "Songs from the Soul (Psalm 25:14)" in Grace and Glory, Banner of Truth, 1994: 169-181.


More Commentaries:

Leslie C. Allen, Psalms 101-150 (Word), Word Books, 1983.
James L. Mays, Psalms (Interpretation), Westminster John Knox, 1994.***
J. A. Motyer, "Psalms" in New Bible Commentary, Inter-Varsity, 1994.
Marvin Tate, Psalms 51-100 (Word), Word Books, 1990.
Artur Weiser, Psalms (OTL), Westminster John Knox, 1962.**1/2

Other Specialized Studies:

Jack Barentsen, "Restoration and Its Blessings: A Theological Analysis of Psalms 51 and 32," GTJ 5 (1984): 247-269.
Richard W. Engle, Psalm 74: Studies in Content, Structure, Context, and Meaning, Grace Theological Seminary Th.D. dissertation, 1987.
Michael D. Goulder, The Psalms of the Sons of Korah, Sheffield Academic Press, 1982.
________ The Prayers of David, Sheffield Academic Press, 1993.
________ The Psalms of the Return: Book V, Sheffield Academic Press, 1998.
________ The Psalms of Asaph and the Pentateuch, Sheffield Academic Press, 1997.
Wenceslaus Mkeni Urassa, Psalm 8 and its Christological Re-Interpretations in the New Testament Context: An Inter-Contextual Study
____ in Biblical Hermeneutics (Europšische Hochschuleschriften, Reihe 23: Theologie, 577), Peter Lang, 1998.

More Articles:

Leslie C. Allen, The Value of Rhetorical Criticism in Psalm 69," JBL 105 (1986): 577-598.
Shimon Bar-Efrat, "Love of Zion: A Literary Interpretation of Psalm 137" in Tehillah le-Moshe (ed. M. Cogan, et al), 1997: 3-11.
David G. Barker, "The Waters of the Earth: An Exegetical Study of Psalm 104:1-9," GTJ 7 (1986): 57-80.
Yeshuah Gitay, "Psalm 1 and the Rhetoric of Religious Argumentation" in Literary Structure and Rhetorical Strategies in the Hebrew Bible
____ (ed. L. J. de Regt, Jan de Waard, and J. P. Fokkelman), Eisenbrauns, 1996: 232-241.
Daniel Grossberg, The Literary Treatment of Nature in Psalms" in Boundaries of the Ancient Near Eastern World (ed. M. Lubetski, et al), 1998: 69-87.
J. Kenneth Kuntz, "The Canonical Wisdom Psalms of Ancient Israel: Their Rhetorical, Thematic and Formal Dimensions" in Rhetorical Criticism:
____Essays in Honor of James Muilenburg (Pittsburgh Theological Monograph Series, 1) ed. J. Jackson and K. Martin, Pickwick Press,
____1974: 186-222.
N. J. Tromp, "Psalm LXXX: Form of Expression and Form of Contents" in New Avenues in the Study of the Old Testament (Oudtestamentische
____ StudiŽn, 25) ed. A. S. van der Woude, E. J. Brill, 1989: 145-155.
N. A. van Uchelen, "Psalm XXIII: Some Regulative Linguistic Evidence" in New Avenues in the Study of the Old Testament (Oudtestamentische
____ StudiŽn, 25) ed. A. S. van der Woude, E. J. Brill, 1989: 156-162.

Introduction:

Tremper Longman III, How to Read the Psalms (How to Read Series), Inter-Varsity, 1988.


Not Yet Reviewed:

Jacob Bazak, Structures and Contents in the Psalms: Geometric Structural Patterns in the Seven Alphabetical Psalms, Dvir, 1984.
Inger Ljung, Tradition & Interpretation: A Study of the Use & Application of Formulaic Language in the So-Called Ebed YHWH-Psalms
____ (Coniectanea Biblica: Old Testament Series, 12), Coronet Books, 1978.
Christoph Schroeder, "A Love Song: Psalm 45 in the Light of Ancient Near Eastern Marriage Texts," CBQ 58 (1996): 417-432.

Fredrik Lindstrom, Suffering & Sin: Interpretations of Illness in the Individual Complaint Psalms (Coniectanea Biblica: Old Testament Series, 37),
____ Coronet Books, 1994.

Knut M. Heim, "The (God-) Forsaken King of Psalm 89: A Historical and Intertextual Enquiry" in King and Messiah in Israel and the Ancient Near East
____ (ed. John Day), 1998: 296-322.
Willem S. Prinsloo, "Psalm 149: Praise Yahweh with Tambourine and Two-edged Sword," ZAW 109.3 (1997): 395-407.

John W. Roffey, "Beyond Reality: Poetic Discourse and Psalm 107" in A Biblical Itinerary (ed. E. Carpenter), 1997: 60-76.