Allen Ross should be commended for the splendid job he has done on a book that isn’t popular for commentaries.
This 3 volume set is a classic and each volume is significant in what it brings to the table. Specifically, for this review, the 3rd volume in the set although last in the set is not the least.
Truly, the 3 of these are meant to be studied together and not alone. The best commentary for God’s Word is His Word so if you’re studying the Psalms, you’ll find that the other Psalms work well as a guide to studying the others & vice-versa.
The volumes are exegetical in format, so the study goes beyond just the surface. The outlines provided with the commentary help guide you through the book as a roadmap. From the outline, you understand where the editor is going and how each step builds on the next. From there, you’ll get to the meat of commentary which is the foundation for the understanding of application and how each Psalm relates to the reader & his congregation in context.
This volume is a home-run in the commentary world and deserves to be on the shelves of pastors, teachers, and everyday disciples who want to dig in the Word more.
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