Stuart Reid

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PSALMS (Expositor's Bible Commentary) by TREMPER LONGMAN & GARLAND
PSALMS (Expositor's Bible Commentary) by TREMPER LONGMAN & GARLAND
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic resource, 31 Jan 2014
I've used this book for an in-depth study of psalm 137 and found it incredibly helpful. It's quite a technical book, and as someone who doesn't know Hebrew, it was at the edge of my comprehension at times but, I suspect I could not get more without learning the language now.

My only regret is not buying the whole series in one go
Mensa Boost Your IQ: Hundreds of Challenging Puzzl&hellip by Carolyn Skitt
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2.0 out of 5 stars Highly irritating, 31 Jan 2014
This book contains 8 time-limited tests consisting of multiple choice questions although after the first couple the tests it all becomes quite repetitive. This means that on later tests you become bored but your score goes up because you've got the system worked out from the previous test.

However, as you go through the tests, you notice more and more mistakes, both in the questions and the answers. Some questions don't give you sufficient information (such as the darts test), others are typographically awkward so that you don't know which answer lines up with which letter. But the greatest wrong is that some of the answers are simply incorrect, sometimes due to a typo but, at… Read more
Psalms: v. 3 (Baker Commentary on the Old Testamen&hellip by John Goldingay
First off, I've only really read the exposition of psalm 137 from this series in depth but I bought the whole three volumes because I really like John Goldingay's style. He's got great depth without getting unreadable even when he gets technical. His own translations of the psalms are beautiful and I like the fact that he doesn't seem to be drawn into just repeating others' interpretations but considers things from first principles along with the reader.

Good value if you get all three volumes together considering how hefty the books are.

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