The Psalms continue to have an enormous influence on people's
lives all round the world and down the centuries they have
brought comfort and encouragement to countless millions of
Dag Hammarskjold, the second Secretary-General of the United
Nations, died in a plane crash in 1961. His briefcase was
recovered from the crash site and among the items it contained
were a copy of the New Testament and the Book of Psalms.
In the New Testament the most quoted book of the Old Testament
is the Psalms. Jesus clearly committed them to memory and
found them speaking to him and for him concerning his ministry
in life and death. The Apostles turned to the Psalms in their
preaching as well as when praying for boldness in the face of
strong persecution. Following the example set by our Lord, the
writers of the New Testament saw them as pointers to the person
and work of Christ.
In this commentary, Philip Eveson brings his skills as an Old
Testament scholar, blended with a warm pastor's heart to
produce a work that will serve the student, the preacher/teacher
and the devotional reader equally well.