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Psalms I

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Opening the Scriptures is neither a new series of technical commentaries, nor is it a collection of sermons. Instead it offers devout church members a series of popularly accessible primers so that the average churchgoer can easily grasp them.

The organization of this series follows the four main sectional divisions of Holy Scripture: the Torah, the many prophetic books, the Psalms and wisdom books, and the New Testament. The authors of Opening the Scriptures show throughout that Holy Scripture is from A to Z the Book of God's covenant with his people.

In this volume, readers are provided with part one of Frans van Deursen's introduction to the book of Psalms, the oldest songbook and prayer book that God's people possess. The author does not discuss every Psalm, but explains how to understand the Psalms in general, treating a selection of covenant songs whose themes lie at the heart of the psalter and reappear often throughout the psalter.

About Frans van Deursen

Frans van Deursen (1931) was ordained to the ministry of the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (Liberated) in Barendrecht in 1957 and served congregations in Haarlem, Apeldoorn, and Wezep. He was a minister in the Nederlands Gereformeerde Kerken (NGK) from the late 1960s until his retirement in 1986. He currently resides in Barneveld with his wife, and has four children and fourteen grandchildren. He has authored a number of commentaries...

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