This profound yet clearly written volume discusses the middle section of the Psalter, psalms 51-100, which contains some of the most beautiful expressions of dedication to God in the Bible. Dr. Alden's commentary makes them come alive for Christians today. Studying the Psalms is particularly important for the Christian, since, as Dr. Alden says, "Here, more than any other place in the Bible, the heart throb of the saint is heard. Here are the most exalted expressions of God's greatness; here are the most bitter groans of the sinful and the sick. Here is something for everyone in every mood." Each psalm is examined and discussed individually in sequence. The meaning of each psalm is carefully explained within the context of a basic outline form. With all the helpful features utilized in the Everyman's Bible Commentaries this is an ideal book for personal or group study, whether in a classroom or at home. This Everyman's Bible Commentary is based upon the author's own translation of the scriptural text.
ROBERT L. ALDEN (A.B., Barrington College; B.D., Westminister Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion) was professor of Old Testament at Denver Conservative Baptist Theological Seminary. He taught a wide range of courses related to Old Testament studies and traveled extensively in Israel.