In this Old Testament commentary, conservative scholar Peter A. Steveson explains the psalms verse by verse. The favorite book of many Christians, Psalms is both deeply loved and easily misunderstood. Using the King James Version and the Hebrew text, Steveson evaluates widely differing poetic interpretations from a literal hermeneutic. He discusses such topics as authorship, acrostics, and parallelism and links psalms to hymns and congregational songs. Avoiding spiritualization, his straightforward exposition will benefit preaching, teaching, and personal Bible study. Index of Hebrew words included.