Psalms, Volume 2, which is part of the NIV Application Commentary Series, helps readers learn how the message of the Psalms can have the same powerful impact today that it did when they were first written.
The majority of Bible commentaries take readers on a one-way trip to the world of the Bible. But they leave them there, assuming that they can somehow make the return journey on their own. They focus on the original meaning of the passage but don't discuss its contemporary application - the job is only half done!
The NIV Application Commentary Series helps bring both halves of the interpretive task together. This unique, award-winning series shows readers how to bring an ancient message into our postmodern context. It explains not only what the Bible meant but also how it speaks powerfully today.
About the Authors
W. Dennis Tucker, Jr. (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Professor of Christian Scriptures at George W. Truett Theological Seminary. He is the author of Jonah: A Handbook on the Hebrew Text, the coauthor of The Psalter as Witness: Theology, Poetry, and Genre and The Story of Israel: A Biblical Theology, and the coeditor of Diachronic and Synchronic: Reading the Psalms in Real Time.
Jamie A. Grant (PhD, University of Gloucestershire) is Vice-Principal (Academic) and Tutor in Biblical Studies at the Highland Theological College, which is part of the University of the Highlands and Islands in Scotland. He is author of The King As Exemplar: The Function of Deuteronomy’s Kingship Law in the Shaping of the Book of Psalms and coeditor of numerous edited volumes, including A God of Faithfulness: Essays in Honour of J. Gordon McConville on his 60th Birthday.