Favorite Psalms Resources

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Michael Kinch | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Dec 4 2020 7:24 AM

I am beginning an indepth study of the Psalms.  My focus will be on using the psalms in personal prayer and devotions. I am wondering what are your favorite resources for studying the psalms? 

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Bill Shewmaker | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 4 2020 8:52 AM

Michael Kinch:

I am beginning an indepth study of the Psalms.  My focus will be on using the psalms in personal prayer and devotions. I am wondering what are your favorite resources for studying the psalms? 

I like "Encountering the Psalms" by C. Hassell Bullock
The Psalms Explorer in Logos will also provide you with a visual approach for your study.

The Treasury of David by Spurgeon (6 volume set) is also a good source.

One other book that I really appreciate is a more technical work, "The Psalms: Strophic Structure and Theological Commentary" by Samuel Terrien.

All of these resources are available in Logos...for a price. Big Smile

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Ralph Mauch | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 4 2020 9:03 AM

Hi Michael, 3 of my favorites to look up when reading Psalms are:

Michael Kinch:

I am beginning an indepth study of the Psalms.  My focus will be on using the psalms in personal prayer and devotions. I am wondering what are your favorite resources for studying the psalms? 

https://www.logos.com/product/6236/the-treasury-of-david  My all time favorite

 

https://www.logos.com/product/8191/psalms-vol-2-psalms-42-106, there are 3 volumes on Boice.

 

https://www.logos.com/product/22820/psalms-vol-1  not sure why I didn't get more than one volume on this, maybe it was on sales :) 

Blessing

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Michael Kinch | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 4 2020 9:58 AM

Bill Shewmaker:

I like "Encountering the Psalms" by C. Hassell Bullock
The Psalms Explorer in Logos will also provide you with a visual approach for your study.

The Treasury of David by Spurgeon (6 volume set) is also a good source.

One other book that I really appreciate is a more technical work, "The Psalms: Strophic Structure and Theological Commentary" by Samuel Terrien.

All of these resources are available in Logos...for a price. Big Smile

Thanks Bill. I had the first edition of Encountering the Psalms. The second edition is in the EBS series that is on sale this month.  I will grab it.

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Michael Kinch | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 4 2020 10:03 AM

Ralph Mauch:

Hi Michael, 3 of my favorites to look up when reading Psalms are:

https://www.logos.com/product/6236/the-treasury-of-david  My all time favorite

 

https://www.logos.com/product/8191/psalms-vol-2-psalms-42-106, there are 3 volumes on Boice.

 

https://www.logos.com/product/22820/psalms-vol-1  not sure why I didn't get more than one volume on this, maybe it was on sales :) 

Blessing

Thanks Ralph. I already have the first 2.  I will grab Goldengay's.  It is on sale this month in the Baker Commentary on Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms. 

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Ted Weis | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 4 2020 10:28 AM

Allen Ross' exposition on the Psalms provides solid exegetical insight with good application principles

https://www.logos.com/product/170224/a-commentary-on-the-psalms-3-vols

In my opinion, this shorter commentary by Robert Davidson is overlooked, but it has lots of insights. When I study the Psalms, I always consult this resource

https://www.logos.com/product/3397/the-vitality-of-worship-a-commentary-on-the-book-of-psalms

Derek Kidner's short work is always rewarding

https://www.logos.com/product/48768/psalms-1-72-an-introduction-and-commentary

https://www.logos.com/product/48769/psalms-73-150-an-introduction-and-commentary

This brief book by Walter Brueggemann is a must have. It's not a commentary. It unlocks how Psalms work in our lives. Highly recommended.

https://www.logos.com/product/40483/spirituality-of-the-psalms

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Ralph Mauch | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 4 2020 10:49 AM

Michael Kinch:
I will grab Goldengay's.  It is on sale this month in the Baker Commentary on Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms. 

Thanks for the info, I'll have to think about this since I've gone over my budget, but the price for me is very tempting Smile

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Michael Kinch | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 4 2020 11:58 AM

Ted Weis:

Allen Ross' exposition on the Psalms provides solid exegetical insight with good application principles

https://www.logos.com/product/170224/a-commentary-on-the-psalms-3-vols

In my opinion, this shorter commentary by Robert Davidson is overlooked, but it has lots of insights. When I study the Psalms, I always consult this resource

https://www.logos.com/product/3397/the-vitality-of-worship-a-commentary-on-the-book-of-psalms

Derek Kidner's short work is always rewarding

https://www.logos.com/product/48768/psalms-1-72-an-introduction-and-commentary

https://www.logos.com/product/48769/psalms-73-150-an-introduction-and-commentary

This brief book by Walter Brueggemann is a must have. It's not a commentary. It unlocks how Psalms work in our lives. Highly recommended.

https://www.logos.com/product/40483/spirituality-of-the-psalms

Thanks Ted. Some good suggestions. I have all of them in my library. Some I had forgotten about. Thanks for the reminder. 

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Mike Hanes | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 4 2020 2:17 PM

Michael Kinch:

I am beginning an indepth study of the Psalms.  My focus will be on using the psalms in personal prayer and devotions. I am wondering what are your favorite resources for studying the psalms? 

Psalms by the Day - Alec Motyer

https://www.logos.com/product/190332/psalms-by-the-day-a-new-devotional-translation

The Psalms: Language for All Seasons of the Soul

https://www.logos.com/product/171297/the-psalms-language-for-all-seasons-of-the-soul

Echo previous recommendations for Derek Kidner and Allen Ross.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 4 2020 3:28 PM

I like the Ancient Christian Commentary Series for this kind of study.

https://www.logos.com/product/50266/ancient-christian-commentary-on-scripture-psalms-1-50

https://www.logos.com/product/50267/ancient-christian-commentary-on-scripture-psalms-51-150

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TWBeining | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 4 2020 3:55 PM

I too, really like Ancient Christian Commentary Series. I also like Augustine of Hippo Expositions of the Psalms.

Tim

Augustine’s Expositions of the Psalms Set, 6 vols. (The Works of Saint Augustine) | Logos Bible Software

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Angela Meister | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 6 2020 5:23 AM

Following. I love the Psalms as well. Also, I think it is great to study them, but also just know that letting them minister to you or praying them doesn't always require the intellectual type study. There are so many Psalms that seem to be written just because God knows how to minister to our hearts. Also recommend listening on biblegateway.com or another audio source.

As far as recommendations, here is a ranked list of books you might check out "D" is devotional type and "P" might be appropriate to your purposes as well (pastoral). https://www.bestcommentaries.com/psalms/ 

Also note that sometimes more extensive writings break the Psalms into more than one volume. 

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John Fidel | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 6 2020 6:17 AM

TWBeining:

I too, really like Ancient Christian Commentary Series. I also like Augustine of Hippo Expositions of the Psalms.

Tim

Augustine’s Expositions of the Psalms Set, 6 vols. (The Works of Saint Augustine) | Logos Bible Software

I have this resource:

https://www.logos.com/product/38253/augustines-expositions-on-the-book-of-psalms

Any know what the difference is if any?

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Michael Kinch | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 6 2020 6:34 AM

Angela Meister:

Following. I love the Psalms as well. Also, I think it is great to study them, but also just know that letting them minister to you or praying them doesn't always require the intellectual type study. There are so many Psalms that seem to be written just because God knows how to minister to our hearts. Also recommend listening on biblegateway.com or another audio source.

As far as recommendations, here is a ranked list of books you might check out "D" is devotional type and "P" might be appropriate to your purposes as well (pastoral). https://www.bestcommentaries.com/psalms/ 

Also note that sometimes more extensive writings break the Psalms into more than one volume. 

Thanks Angela. I agree with you regarding an intellectual study of the psalms. I think I need to have a good understanding as to what a particular psalm is saying and whatever background info I can grasp but the purpose of the Psalms is more to speak to the heart than to the mind. Good point on listening to Psalms.  I was listening and reading along on YouVersion app last night. I am really excited about what God will do as I experience the Psalms more than I ever have. God Bless.

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Angela Meister | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 6 2020 9:31 AM

Michael Kinch:

Thanks Angela. I agree with you regarding an intellectual study of the psalms. I think I need to have a good understanding as to what a particular psalm is saying and whatever background info I can grasp but the purpose of the Psalms is more to speak to the heart than to the mind. Good point on listening to Psalms.  I was listening and reading along on YouVersion app last night. I am really excited about what God will do as I experience the Psalms more than I ever have. God Bless.



Yes, I enjoy studying them as well. I'm finding the middle road with head and heart knowledge. Super excited for you! Smile

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TWBeining | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 6 2020 9:44 AM

John Fidel:

I have this resource:

https://www.logos.com/product/38253/augustines-expositions-on-the-book-of-psalms

Any know what the difference is if any?

The only thing that I am aware of other than the price are the one's I suggested are a newer more modern English translation. I got mine in one of the base packages I bought recently.

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John Fidel | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 6 2020 10:44 AM

Thanks TW. I have the older ones and was just wondering.

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TWBeining | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 6 2020 3:05 PM

John Fidel:
I have the older ones and was just wondering.

I don't have the older ones so I could not compare them. Then again, I probably wouldn't have the newer ones if the weren't included in a base package I bought recently. Price is kind of scary!

Tim

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 6 2020 4:50 PM

The Preacher’s Outline and Sermon Bible (POSB) volumes on Psalms are nice for devotional time: https://www.logos.com/search?query=posb%20psalms&sortBy=Relevance&limit=60&page=1&ownership=all&geographicAvailability=availableToMe 

DAL

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