C. Hassell Bullock, professor of Hebrew Bible emeritus at Wheaton College, has given us a revised and updated edition of his work on Psalms for Baker’s Encountering Biblical Studies series. Since his first edition (2001), Bullock has continued to research the Psalms, having produced a two-volume commentary on them for Baker’s Teach the Text series, Psalms 172 (2015) and Psalms 73150 (2017). This has no doubt deepened and enriched his analysis here. This work is designed as a college/seminary textbook. Sidebars discuss contemporary issues as well as matters of theology and ethics. Chapter outlines orient students’ reading, and chapter objectives explain each chapter’s goals. To help with nomenclature, Bullock provides a glossary of key terms (pp. 249–54). Study questions conclude each chapter. The text’s ideas are profusely illustrated with tables, photographs, and ancient artwork from Mesopotamia and Egypt.

The book divides into three parts: three chapters...

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