References and Abbreviations on the Psalms

by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson

Allen Leslie C. Allen, Psalms 101-150 (Word Biblical Commentary 21; Word, 1983), ISBN 0849902207
BDB Francis Brown, S.R. Driver, and Charles A. Briggs, A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament (Clarendon Press: Oxford, originally published 1907, reprinted with corrections 1953). ISBN 0198643012. I am using an electronic version.
Craigie Peter C. Craigie, Psalms 1-50 (Word Biblical Commentary 19; Word, 1983), ISBN 0849902185
Firth and Johnson David Firth and Philip S. Johnson, Interpreting the Psalms (IVP Academic, 2005). ISBN 0830828338. Includes chapters by 15 evangelical Old Testament scholars on recent advances in the study of the Psalms. Recommended for pastors and serious students if you want to dig deeper.
Harrison Roland Kenneth Harrison, Introduction to the Old Testament (Eerdmans, 1969). ISBN 0802831079. Contains a traditional introduction to the Psalms.
Holladay William L. Holladay, A Concise Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament based on the Lexical work of Ludwig Koehler and Walter Baumbartner (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans / Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1988). ISBN 0802834132
KB Ludwig Koehler and Walter Baumgartner, Lexicon in Veteris Testamenti Libros (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1958).
Kidner Derk Kidner, Psalms 1-72 and Psalms 73-150 (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries; InterVarsity Press/Tyndale Press, 1973) ISBN 0877842647 and ISBN 0877842655. An affordable and very useful commentary on the Psalms. Recommended as your first commentary.
Kirkpatrick A.F. Kirkpatrick, The Book of Psalms (The Cambridge Bible; Cambridge University Press, first edition 1902)
KJV King James Version (Authorized Version, 1611)
Lewis C.S. Lewis, Reflections on the Psalms (Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1958). ISBN 015676248X.
Longman Tremper Longman III, How to Read the Psalms (InterVarsity Press, 1998). ISBN 0877849412. A really well-written, easy-to-understand introduction to the Psalms that includes recent advances in Psalms study. Strongly recommended.
NASB New American Standard Bible (Lockman Foundation, 1971, 1977)
NIV New International Version (International Bible Society, 1973, 1978)
NJB New Jerusalem Bible (Darton, Longman & Todd Ltd., 1985)
NRSV New Revised Standard Version (Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ USA, 1989)
Spurgeon C.H. Spurgeon, A Treasury of David: An Exposition of the Psalms (Cornerstone, n.d., originally published 1869), 3 volumes.
Tate Marvin E. Tate, Psalms 51-100 (Word Biblical Commentary 20; Word, 1990), ISBN 0849902193
TWOT R. Laird Harris, Gleason L. Archer, Jr., and Bruce K. Waltke, Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament (Moody Press, 1980), 2 volumes. ISBN 0802486312. I am using an electronic version.

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