A Pastoral and Contextual Commentary
The Asia Bible Commentary Series empowers Christian believers in Asia to read the Bible from within their respective contexts. Holistic in its approach to the text, each exposition of the biblical books combines exegesis and application. e ultimate goal is to strengthen the Body of Christ in Asia by providing pastoral and contextual exposition of every book of the Bible.
This commentary on Psalms 1-72 provides an exposition that the reader can engage with in their own community of faith in the Asian cultural context. Along with a commentary on each Psalm, Dr. Federico Villanueva provides cultural reflections on a wide variety of relevant topics that include the likes of lament, praise, creation, meditation, depression and natural phenomena. This commentary is an excellent resource for pastors, lay leaders and Bible students but will also be useful and relevant for any Christian committed to applying the Bible in their respective contexts.
This is a marvellous commentary. It is based on the best recent study of the Psalms, but is very readable, practical, and heart-warming. Those praying or preaching on the Psalms will find it a most helpful resource.
Dr Gordon Wenham
Tutor in Old Testament Trinity College, Bristol
Table of Contents
- Series Preface
- List of Abbreviations
- Commentary on Pslams 1-72
- Royal Psalms and the Asian Context
- Split-level Christianity and the Psalms
- What is Lament?
- Thanksgiving and Lament
- Depression and the Lament Psalms
- Creation and Meditation
- Lament as Pagtatampo sa Diyos (Hurt Feelings against God)
- Entrance Liturgy and the Katipunan Oath
- Natural Phenomena
- Confession and the Filipino Concept of Sin
- Praise and Worship in the Psalms
- Communal Lament and the Church Today
- The Significance of the Superscriptions
- The Imprecatory Psalms as Pagsusumbong sa Diyos (Telling God about the Wrong Done to Us)
- Joy and Sorrows and the Hebrew Word rinnah
- Finding Rest in the Lord