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Commentary on Psalm 146

The audacious and sometimes artful fantasy series Game of Thrones ended in May 2019 and provoked the [...]

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Commentary on Psalm 113

If we open a commentary on the Psalms, we might learn that Psalm 113 is a “hymn [...]

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Commentary on Psalm 51:1-10

Liturgical context can make all the difference in how a biblical texts sounds, in how [...]

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Commentary on Psalm 1

Psalm 1 is a wisdom psalm that serves as the preface to the psalter, sharing literary and [...]

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Commentary on Psalm 112

A commonly held notion of the psalter is that it only contains hymns or songs of praise [...]

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Commentary on Psalm 103:1-8

Verse one of Psalm 103, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is [...]

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Commentary on Psalm 33:12-22

Several years ago, David Tracy summarized his rather complex systematic theology and his work as [...]

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Commentary on Psalm 49:1-12

As Brueggemann and Bellinger say about Psalm 49, “The psalm is particularly important and surely [...]

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Commentary on Psalm 138

Psalm 138 is classified as a psalm of thanksgiving, sung in the voice of an individual. It [...]

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Commentary on Psalm 15

The question posed in two parallel clauses by Psalm 15:1, “O LORD, who may abide in your [...]