C. Hassell Bullock is the author of Psalms, Volume 1 in the Teach the Text commentary series.
Throughout the centuries, the Psalms have held a beloved place in Judaism and Christianity, and in the lives of individual believers.
They express in profound ways the thoughts and emotions of the soul, from the highest experiences of joy and praise to the lowest valleys of lament.
C. Hassell Bullock has been deeply shaped by the Psalms, and this commentary is born out of a lifetime of loving study–as a Christian, a professor, and a pastor.
He brings all three perspectives to bear, skillfully leading the reader through each psalm, with attention paid to genre, structure, theology, and practical application.
Here is wise guidance for preachers and teachers who wish to bring the timeless messages of the Psalms to today’s believers.
About the author: C. Hassell Bullock (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is Franklin S. Dyrness Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Wheaton College. He is the author of An Introduction to the Old Testament Poetic Books and Encountering the Book of Psalms.
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Teach the Text Commentaries are biblical studies resources that explain books of the bible to help pastors, Sunday school teachers, and small group leaders.
Authors in the Teach the Text series explain Scripture passage-by-passage, yet comment on words, phrases, and verses that are important to the overall meaning of the biblical text.
The publisher further notes, “By keeping the discussion of each carefully selected preaching unit to six pages of focused commentary, the volumes in this series allow pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture.”
From the publisher: To craft informed sermons, pastors scour commentaries that often deal more with minutia than the main point. Or they turn to devotional commentaries, which may contain exegetical weaknesses.
The Teach the Text Commentary Series bridges this gap by utilizing the best of biblical scholarship and providing the information a pastor needs to communicate the text effectively.
By keeping the discussion of each carefully selected preaching unit to six pages of focused commentary, the volumes in this series allow pastors to quickly grasp the big idea and key themes of each passage of Scripture.
The text and its meaning are made clear, and sections dedicated to effectively teaching and illustrating the text help pastors prepare to preach.
“This well-designed series fills a niche and will be welcomed by busy expositors of Scripture, and Hassell Bullock is a master guide into the riches of the book of Psalms. Bringing a lifetime of academic study and teaching of the Psalms to the task, Bullock communicates the meaning of each psalm clearly, providing insight after insight in every passage and highlighting the main theological points of each psalm. Bullock’s warm-hearted devotion to the God of the Psalms and his love for the church also shine through clearly. I highly recommend this work.”
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