Psalms Vol. 1 – Gerald Wilson – NIV Application Commentary

NIV Application Commentary Psalms Vol. 1Gerald H. Wilson is the author of the Psalms Volume 1 in the NIV Application Commentary series.

This commentary is highly praised for its helpfulness to preachers and teachers.

Dr. Wilson did not write the second volume due to his surprising death in 2005. However, the second volume was released in 2017.

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.

Gerald H. Wilson (PhD, Yale University) was a professor of Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew at Azusa Pacific University. He wrote The Editing of the Hebrew Psalter and has written numerous articles for journals, encyclopedias, and reviews. [1]

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