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Bruce K. Waltke is professor emeritus of biblical studies at Regent College, Vancouver, and distinguished professor emeritus of Old Testament at Knox Theological Seminary, Fort Lauderdale. His many previous books include The Psalms as Christian Worship, The Psalms as Christian Lament, and show more commentaries on Proverbs. show less

Works by Bruce K. Waltke

Genesis: A Commentary (2001) 653 copies
A Commentary on Micah (2006) 259 copies
New Geneva Study Bible (1750) 173 copies
The Way of Wisdom (2000) — Honoree — 81 copies
Knowing the Will of God (1998) 28 copies
Joshua 4 copies
Psalms 1 copy
Proverbs 1 copy
Deuteronomy 1 copy

Associated Works

The New Bible Commentary (1953) — Contributor, some editions — 1,872 copies
Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament (1980) — Editor — 981 copies
The Expositor's Bible Commentary, Vol. 1: Introductory Articles (1979) — Consulting Editor, Old Testament, some editions — 828 copies
The Expositor's Bible Commentary, Volume 7: Daniel and the Minor Prophets (1985) — Consulting Editor, Old Testament, some editions — 775 copies
The Expositor's Bible Commentary, volume 5: Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs (1991) — Consulting Editor, Old Testament, some editions — 758 copies
Dispensationalism, Israel and the Church (1992) — Contributor — 172 copies
The Best in Theology, Vol. 1 (1987) — Introduction — 99 copies
The Challenge of Bible Translation (2003) — Contributor — 95 copies
The Gospel of Genesis (1984) — Foreword — 71 copies


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While much modern scholarship has tended to “despiritualize” the Psalms, this collaboration by three evangelical scholars carefully attends to the two voices of the Holy Spirit—heard infallibly in Scripture and edifyingly in the church’s response.

The Psalms as Christian Lament, a sequel to The Psalms as Christian Worship, uniquely blends verse-by-verse commentary with a history of Psalms interpretation in the church to examine 10 lament psalms, including the seven traditional penitential psalms. Though C. S. Lewis called the “imprecatory” psalms “contemptible,” Waltke, Houston, and Moore show that they too are profitable for sound doctrine and so for spiritual health.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.
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Rawderson_Rangel | 1 other review | Sep 2, 2022 |
The Psalms as Christian Worship: A Historical Commentary is a collaboration by two of the most revered evangelical scholars of the last 50 years.

Bruce Waltke, who has been teaching and preaching the book of Psalms for over fifty years, skillfully establishes the meaning of the Hebrew text through the careful exegesis for which he is well known. James Houston traces the church's historical interpretation and use of these psalms, highlighting their deep spiritual significance to Christians through the ages.

Waltke and Houston focus their in-depth commentary on thirteen psalms that represent various genres and perspectives or hold special significance for Christian faith and the life of the church, including Psalm 1, Psalm 23, Psalm 51, and Psalm 139.

While much modern scholarship has tended to "despiritualize" the Psalms, Waltke and Houston's "sacred hermeneutic" listens closely to the two voices of the Holy Spirit—heard infallibly in Scripture and edifyingly in the church's response. A masterly historical-devotional commentary, The Psalms as Christian Worship will deepen the church's worship and enrich the faith and life of contemporary Christians.
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Rawderson_Rangel | 5 other reviews | Sep 2, 2022 |
This collaboration by two esteemed evangelical scholars blends a verse-by-verse exposition of select psalms with a history of their interpretation in the church from the time of the apostles to the present.
StFrancisofAssisi | 5 other reviews | Jul 27, 2022 |
An Old Testament theology by a leading Old Testament scholar who combines a technical with a spiritual understanding of the Old Testament.
RevDrEdMac | Nov 19, 2020 |



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