Buy Used
$7.85
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Good-Plus/Good dj; Hardcover. OWNER NAME. Otherwise clean & sound. Dust jacket has several small tears. Your order ships by next business day with free USPS tracking
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Word Biblical Commentary, Vol. 19: Psalms 1-50 Hardcover – January 15, 1983


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$9.71 $3.75

There is a newer edition of this item:



Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 367 pages
  • Publisher: Word Books; 1St Edition edition (January 15, 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0849902185
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849902185
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.5 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #629,107 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Peter C. Craigie was Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Calgary and was at work on the WBC volume on Jeremiah 1-25 at the time of his untimely death in September, 1985. He also has written The Book of Deuteronomy (Eerdmans and Hodder & Stoughton, 1976) and The Problem of War in the Old Testament (Eerdmans, 1978), as well as numerous articles on Ugaritic studies. Professor Craigie received the M.A. in Semitic languages from the University of Edinburgh, the Dip. Theol. from the University of Durham, the M.Th. from the University of Aberdeen, and the Ph.D. from McMaster University.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
0
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 4 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Daniel on March 14, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Here is what to expect with this commentary on Psalms 1-50:

- in-depth analysis of the purpose a psalm played in Israelite liturgy. Its purpose helps the reader today to better understand any psalm

- interaction with other ancient near eastern literature, when relevant

- textual notes on the Hebrew, with his own careful translation. He notes when the text is confusing, for example, but walks the reader through the issues

- a good section called "Comment," in which Craigie covers the important points, theology, and usage of the psalm

- and a concluding section called "Explanation" that connects the psalm to New Testament or Christian theology, to present-day concerns of Christians. He often says something helpful and edifying.

I recommend the volume highly. Even without knowledge of Hebrew, the reader will benefit from it. And for those with Hebrew and some background in the ancient near east (and in the historiography of this literature), it is probably the best, more recent work available.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Joseph A. Weaks on January 7, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Peter Craigie was to write the entire commentary on Psalms. His untimely death left this legacy of inspiring, intelligent, faithful survey work of Psalms 1-50 in a commentary series that occassionally gives up scholarship for conservative bias.
This is a superb survey of Psalms interpretation, and his own reflection and hermeneutic is inspiring in the least. Use it above even the likes of Casemann, Mays, and Bruegemann.
Joseph A. Weaks
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jordan Pariah on January 6, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
The Word commentaries on Psalms proceed upon the grossly aberrant belief that meter (or rhythm as it prefers) is one of the primary forms of Hebrew poetry. Instead, as Berlin has observed (The Dynamics of Biblical Parallelism), Biblical poetry lacks meter as far as we understand it. The only ancient Semitic poetic text that uses meter throughout is the Babylonian Theodicy (i.e., not Hebrew). Pardee declared that Ugaritic, which is extremely similar to Biblical Hebrew, has no meter at all. In an attempt to salvage some kind of meter from Biblical poetry, Watson (Classical Hebrew Poetry), suggests, very cautiously, that just maybe, though there is no regularity, there may sometimes be rythmn according to stress/accentuation. And, perhaps, there may be brief moments were something like a "qinah" exists or where stress, intonation, and other sound patterns form a kind of meter, but this is an exception that proves the rule. Meter is a classical Greek form of poetry, alien to ancient Hebrew, which the Word commentaries force the poetry into almost as if with a straight-jacket. Every translation of a psalm is treated to this violence, with its supposed meter relayed at the side. In the Introduction, the author adds a disclaimer that "the approach to meter in Hebrew poetry which has been adopted in this volume may seem to some to be rather old-fashioned," which I think it not strong enough of an admission! This is a blatant reliance upon scholarship centuries old, which understood close to nothing about historical grammar, had little to no truly ancient texts or comparative ancient near eastern examples, and was based on ideas and assumptions that were completely foreign to the language being studied.Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover
After searching through a few commentaries on the Psalms, it was refreshing to view a commmentary that shared all of the scholarly comments on form, structure, word studies, historical and religious context of the Psalms AND comments on how the Psalms often point to Jesus the Christ. Craigie includes explanations of how particular psalms reference messianic prophecies fulfilled in Christ. He references New Testament quotes and references that interpret the psalms as fulfilled in Christ. Craigie demonstrates evangelical, mature faith in Jesus Christ along with seasoned and researched scholarship on the psalms. For Psalms 1-50, this commentary fulfills the substance needed for pastors, seminary students, academics and students of the Bible seeking understanding and insights.

The structure and organization of the book is user-friendly and conducive to finding what you are seeking.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?